Santiago General Hospital in Chile Fights Bacteria With Copper

Posted on June 24, 2013

Santiago General Hospital in Chile is using copper to fight bacteria. Copper is used to line bed rails, stethoscopes, sinks and more. Copper is known to help kill bacteria. It was also recently discovered that copper kills the norovirus.

Codelco, Chile's state run mining company, is funding the research project at the hospital to see if covering surfaces with copper will help reduce the spread of staff infections. Researchers say early results are promising. Take a look:

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