Copper is naturally anti-microbial and anti-viral.
- In 1852 Victor Burq discovered those working with copper had far fewer deaths due to cholera than anyone else and did extensive research confirming this. In 1867 he presented his findings to the French Academies of Science and Medicine, informing them that putting copper on the skin was effective at preventing someone from getting cholera. Learn more.
- The anti-microbial effect of Copper ions have since been documented, in peer-reviewed published scientific & medical journals, to destroy the HIV-1 (virus) by more than 99.9% in only 20 minutes, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) by 99.9% in only 20 minutes, 99.9% of aerosol viruses such as Influenza (H1N1 / H9N2). Learn more.
- The Institution of Engineering and Technology also supports the benefits of copper in this video.
- The benefits of copper was highlighted on The Today Show and can also be viewed in this video highlighting the copper face masks.