URCA confirms the effectiveness of copper alloys in fighting the risk of infection

In the Grand Est region, the URCA confirms the effectiveness of copper alloys in the fight against the risk of infection.


 

After more than 3 years of studies, the URCA (University of Reims Champagne Ardenne) publishes its results on the contribution of the installation of copper alloy architectural elements in EHPAD/MARPA. More than 1000 handles and 1000m of handrail were installed for this study in 5 EHPAD/MARPA in the Grand Est region. Over the duration of the study, more than 1000 surface samples were taken to compare bacterial contamination of copper alloy surfaces with reference surfaces. A major decrease in bacterial contamination on handles and handrails was observed, confirming the effectiveness of copper alloy architectural elements as a tool to fight against the risk of infection.

Study References: : Colin M et al, Materials, 2018 Dec 6;11(12), doi: 10.3390/ma11122479.

The study is available online at the following link: Copper Alloy Touch Surfaces in Healthcare Facilities : An Effective Solution to Prevent Bacterial Spreading.

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