CDC/NIH investigate viability of coronavirus (COVID-19) on copper surfaces
A new CDC study shows coronavirus remains viable on stainless steel and plastic surfaces for up to 2-3 days compared to 4 hours on copper.
EPA registration of copper alloys
Copper surfaces are registered by EPA to continuously kill >99.9% of six bacteria including MRSA within two hours of exposure when cleaned regularly.
More information on copper and coronavirus (COVID-19)
In response to numerous inquiries regarding the antimicrobial properties of copper and the COVID-19 pandemic, CDA has developed a position statement as part of our EPA-mandated Stewardship program.