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Do you know the world’s most effective antimicrobial touch surface material? Copper!  With Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) contributing to more than $35 billion in cost annually, contaminated touch surfaces are one of the many causes adding to this extensive cost. While hand washing and other infection control methods are helping the issue, HAIs are increasing at a rapid rate. Copper can do many things; it continuously kill microbes, never wears out, and is safe to use. Copper acts as a second line of defense against harmful bacteria, but must be cared for in order to work effectively. When cleaned regularly, Antimicrobial Copper alloys are the only solid metal touch surface materials registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continuously kill more than 99.9% of bacteria* that cause HAIs within two hours of contact. Have we sold you on copper yet? While it is a completely recyclable resource, the price for installing it initially might turn away a budget conscious group. Choosing to implement a modern hospital design with Antimicrobial Copper touch surfaces that continuously kill bacteria will improve overall hospital hygiene thus lowering the overall cost spent on HAIs. Learn more about copper and its benefits at: http://antimicrobialcopper.com

 

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