Did you know that copper is antimicrobial?

According to the British website Antimicrobial Copper:

Laboratory testing has shown that when cleaned regularly:

  • A clean copper surface continuously reduces bacterial* contamination, achieving 99.9% reduction within two hours of exposure.
  • A clean copper surface kills greater than 99.9% of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria* within two hours of exposure.
  • A clean copper surface delivers continuous and ongoing antibacterial* action, remaining effective in killing greater than 99.9% of bacteria* within two hours.
  • A clean copper surface kills greater than 99.9% of bacteria* within two hours, and continues to kill more than 99% of bacteria* even after repeated contamination.
  • A clean surface helps inhibit the buildup and growth of bacteria* within two hours of exposure between routine cleaning and sanitizing steps.

That should put you as ease as you enjoy a Moscow Mule from an Optimis Series A mug 🙂

*Testing demonstrates effective antibacterial activity against: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli O157:H7.

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