Ronald McDonald House shows how to kill bacteria

Copper Development Assnnizations that participated in this retrofit included Olin Brass, Rocky Mountain Hardware, Colonial Bronze, Elkay Manufacturing, Frigo Design, R&B Wagner Inc., ANDY OnCall, StairCrafters Inc., Nurture by Steelcase and the South Carolina Research Authority.

The Medical University of South Carolina measured the amount of bacteria on the previous touch surfaces prior to the copper retrofit and is in the process of measuring them again. A reports scheduled for release in the third quarter of 2012 will compare the two sets of measurements.

Initial discussions about the project began in 2010, and the Antimicrobial Copper installations started in the third quarter of 2011. The facility remained open throughout the retrofit project, allowing RMHC to continue providing much-needed services with limited disruption.

For more information about antimicrobial copper, an application of the Copper Development Association, and to view a complete listing of EPA-approved public health claims, please visit the Copper Development Association website.

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