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2009

2008

  • March 25, 2008
    U.S. EPA Approves Registration of Antimicrobial Copper Alloys
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the registration of antimicrobial copper alloys, with public health claims.  These public health claims acknowledge that copper, brass and bronze are capable of killing harmful, potentially deadly bacteria. Copper is the first solid surface material to receive this type of EPA registration, which is supported by extensive antimicrobial efficacy testing.

2007

  • November 15, 2007
    Congressional Funds Awarded for Testing of Antimicrobial Copper Metals
    Congressionally appropriated funds to continue clinical trails determining the antimicrobial effectiveness of copper, brass and bronze have been awarded to the Copper Development Association, announced CDA President Andrew G. Kireta Sr.
  • August 01, 2007
    Federal Funding Awarded To Test Antimicrobial Properties Of Copper Metal
    Congressionally appropriated funds to determine the antimicrobial effectiveness of copper, brass and bronze have been awarded to the Copper Development Association, announced CDA President Andrew G. Kireta Sr.
  • March 19, 2007
    U.K. Hospital to Test Copper's Ability to Fight Germs
    Beginning in April 2007, Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham, U.K., will be participating in an 18-month clinical trial to test whether copper alloy touch surfaces help reduce the incidence of deadly Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in their facility. Trials are also being planned for hospitals in the United States.