Antimicrobial Copper (AMC ) prevents the formation of bacteria, viruses, fungi and molds , including Staphylococcus aureus , influenza A (H1N1), anaerobic bacteria and enterococci .
Antimicrobial Copper (AMC ) is the only surface material , as evidenced by the record of the effectiveness of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , fighting over 99.9 % of microorganisms in health care within two hours of exposure to the bacteria.
The scientific literature draws attention to the effectiveness of copper against various types of bacteria , fungi and viruses, including:
- Acinetobacter baumannii
- Aspergillus niger
- Candida albicans
- Campylobacter jejuni
- Clostridium difficile
- Enterobacter aerogenes
- Escherichia coli O157: H7
- Helicobacter pylori
- The influenza virus A (H1N1 )
- Legionella pneumophila
- Listeria monocytogenes
- Staphylococcus aureus resistant to methicillin
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Salmonella enteritidis
- Staphylococcus aureus
- tubercle bacillus
- Enterococci resistant to vancomycin
Studies have shown that the action of antimicrobial copper than two commonly used coating based on silver , in a typical room conditions . Tests conducted on a hospital ward Selly Oak Hospital, showed that the proportion of AMC is effective in combating microorganisms rate of 90-100 % , as compared with conventionally used materials . Tests carried out in the United States and Chile also confirmed these results .
The use of antimicrobial copper alloys (such as brass or bronze ) does not replace the standard control procedures and hygiene activities . Copper Surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected in accordance with accepted standards. Centers , in which the copper must use and maintain the product in accordance with the guidelines for infection control , users must comply with all current infection control principles , including those of the surface in contact with food .
There are about 300 different antimicrobial copper alloys , with different colors and different surface structures . This means that for sure we choose the type of copper that best meets the needs of the interior. Surfaces coated with an alloy of AMC can not be waxed , painted , painted , coated or otherwise protected . Feet are oxidized to different degrees , which does not affect the efficiency of agents. In the present innovation medical devices currently available in versions antibacterial , produced from selected copper alloys.
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