Copper is great at killing superbugs – so why don’t hospitals use it?

Stainless steel is the metal of choice in hospitals. Shutterstock

Bill Keevil (TC) : Fantasilandia in Chile, one of Latin America’s largest theme parks, has replaced its most frequently touched surfaces with copper to help reduce the spread of germs and protect the health of its visitors. But why? Because copper and its alloys exhibit impressive antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties. Stainless steel More...

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