Copper kills bacteria and viruses in minutes and even Coronavirus cannot survive for long.
" The process involves the release of copper ions (electrically charged particles) when microbes, transferred by touching, sneezing or vomiting, land on the copper surface. The ions prevent cell respiration, punch holes in the bacterial cell membrane or disrupt the viral coat, and destroy the DNA and RNA inside."
1. Why is Copper not used more in hospitals on door handles, toilet facilities etc?
Ultra violet light at certain frequencies kills viruses. They do use it in some hospitals to steralise rooms and equipment but it is hazardous for humans. However there is now a new frequency identified that is not harmful.
" far-UVC light (207-222 nm) efficiently inactivates bacteria without harm to exposed mammalian skin. This is because, due to its strong absorbance in biological materials, far-UVC light cannot penetrate even the outer (non living) layers of human skin or eye; however, because bacteria and viruses are of micrometer or smaller dimensions, far-UVC can penetrate and inactivate them. "
2. Why are hospitals not using this virus killing light in ICU setting and what about this new safe form of UV light?
(Could be used on school equipment too)