Teck: Copper kills up to 99.9% of bacteria on transit surfaces
Copper trial shows the material kills up to 99.9% of bacteria on transit surfaces
An antimicrobial copper trial on Metro Vancouver transit supported by Teck in partnership with Translink and Vancouver Coastal Health shows clear health benefits, with copper effective at killing bacteria on high-touch transit surfaces.
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Based on sample-testing performed on transit and in a lab, the trial concludes that select copper products on transit are durable and kill up to 99.9% of all bacteria within one hour of the bacteria’s contact with the surface.
"These results reinforce the effectiveness of copper’s antimicrobial properties in killing germs and contributing to better public health. Through our Copper & Health program, Teck has been working with healthcare professionals, academia and others to help make communities safer with copper. We look forward to continuing to work with TransLink and all the partners and working to expand the use of copper on public high-touch surfaces to protect human health.”— Don Lindsay, President and CEO, Teck
Further details on Teck Resources' Copper & Health program can be found online at www.copperstopsthespread.ca.