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Copper unEARTHed

Posted by Krista Payne on Apr 22, 2010 8:38:15 AM

Did you know that copper is one of the oldest materials on the EARTH? Copper is one of the most widely used metals, making it a high-demand item among other commodities. Used by man over 9,000 years ago, copper is still being used for many purposes today. Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, Antimicrobial Copper™ kills greater than 99.9% of the following bacteria within 2 hours of exposure: MRSA, Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli.

Copper is not only known for its antibacterial properties, but it’s also known for its sustainability in the environment. On average post-industrial recycled contents of copper range from 45%-54%. Almost half of all recycled copper scrap is old post-consumer scrap, such as discarded electric cable, junked automobile radiators and air conditioners, or even ancient Egyptian plumbing (that is recycling at its best).

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