Copper surfaces reduce hand transmission in eldercare

January 24, 2020

Copper-surfaced fixtures can reduce the risk of hand-transmitted infection outbreaks in eldercare facilities, according to an article on the McKnight's Long-term Care News website.

A new study has found that residents who live in the wing with copper fixtures had a significantly lower risk of contracting hand-transmitted disease.

The risk for contracting the airborne infection (influenza) was similar.

Copper surfaces have been shown to help reduce infection risk in hospital settings.

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