Antimicrobial is the ability of copper ions to neutralize germs, fungi and viruses. Pathogenic microbes remain alive and contagious, on surfaces for many hours, days, even months. They form a “tank” and are transmitted through of touch. However, germs cannot survive on surfaces antimicrobial copper.
The way antimicrobial copper eliminates pathogenic germs is listed below:
- Disrupts the operation of the potassium-sodium pump in the outer membrane of germs
- Disrupts the osmotic balance of microbes
- It causes oxidative stress by producing hydrogen peroxide
- Disrupts the phase of DNA replication in viruses
Stages of elimination of pathogenic microbes from the antimicrobial copper
Antimicrobial copper is used on the surfaces of frequent contact in a hospital-media, schools, gyms, public buildings and public transport. Constitutes already an active ingredient in many different types of antimicrobial products used in agriculture, in marine environments, in health care and at home.