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This unique series of plumbing products feature an advanced copper alloy finish that exhibits impressive antibacterial properties.

Laboratory testing has shown that when cleaned regularly this surface:

  • Reduces bacteria contamination, achieving 99.9% reduction within 2 hours of exposure.
  • Delivers continuous and ongoing antibacterial action.
  • Helps inhibit the buildup and growth of bacteria within 2 hours of exposure between routine cleaning and sanitizing steps.

 

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CuVerro® alloys are registered with Health Canada PMRA and the EPA.

How Copper Works

Research indicates that copper has several modes of action against bacteria. One such mode of action is ion exchange, which researchers believe works like this1:

1. Copper surfaces contain copper ions that are recognized by bacteria as an essential nutrient.

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2. The copper ions enter the bacteria providing a lethal dose that interferes with normal cell function and membrane integrity.

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3. Cell respiration/metabolism is impeded and DNA damage may occur. The bacteria can no longer consume food or reproduce, and dies.

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Clean and sanitize according to standard practice. Healthcare facilities must maintain the product in accordance with infection control guidelines. The use of this surface is a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices, including those practices related to cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces. This surface has been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but does not necessarily prevent cross contamination.

1 Vincent, M., R.E. Duval, P. Hartemann, and M. Engels-Deutsch et al, Contact killing and antimicrobial properties of copper, Journal of Applied Microbiology, December 27, 2017; 124:1032—1046. Source of graphics: Drs. Grass, Keevil, Rensing, and Soliaz courtesy of the Copper Development Association

CuVerro® and CuVerro ShieldTM are registered trademarks of Wieland North America, Inc. and are used with permission.


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