Copper Alloys vs. Competitve Products


The Case for a Change in Hospital Surfaces

Stainless steel may look clean, but deadly bacteria* that threaten patient safety can thrive on this material for weeks or even months.

Antimicrobial Copper is the only touch surface registered by the EPA to continuously kill greater than 99.9% of bacteria* within 2 hours that cause hospital acquired infections and degrade hygiene in hospitals.

Silver-containing coatings claim to be effective, but in fact, no silver-containing coating has ever been registered by the EPA with public health claims, as they rely on a treated article exemption to make marketing claims.  No scientific data on antimicrobial efficacy is required to obtain this registration from the EPA.

Silver-coatings cannot legally make infection reduction claims or claim to improve the safety of patients.

Extensive EPA laboratory testing is required to make public health claims.