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Copper’s Inherent Ability to Kill Bugs

March 13th, 2013

By Victoria Prather, Manager, Communications CDA

During this terrible cold and flu season, everyone has been very leery about touching surfaces or shaking hands –and who can blame them? We hear about constant outbreaks of so many different ailments and now, “super bugs” that are resistant to treatments every day, all over the news.

What is frustrating is that not a lot of people know about copper and how it is this really versatile metal. It fights against a lot of these bugs and more research is proving its incredible effectiveness.

I feel exceptionally fortunate that I work in an industry that has been involved in some phenomenal research involving this marvelous metal. If you haven’t heard about Antimicrobial Copper, then you should  –and you can read all about it on the website. Years of clinical trials have shown concrete evidence of its effectiveness against certain bacteria.

In fact, there is more research happening on a global level that would blow your mind! Just knowing how solid, untreated copper fights Staph and E-coli convinced me to put a solid copper bracelet on my wrist since November 2012 –I rarely ever remove it. I’m not suggesting anything, but I can say with certainty that I have not had any health problems or illnesses of any kind. Maybe I have a good immune system.

Or perhaps, maybe there’s something else there –something that medicine books and journals have been writing about for centuries has true validity. Copper has an inherent ability to kill bugs. It is an essential element in the human diet and is necessary for electricity, plumbing and a plethora of other applications that would make your head spin (or die of boredom) if I listed them all here.

Recently, I learned that in The British Journal of Homeopathy from 1883 (yes, over 130 years ago!), Dr. R.E. Dudgeon, recommended the use of “the wearing of a small copper disc next the skin over the epigastrium is to be recommended to those who may be exposed to the infection of cholera” (p 335). He goes on to explain, “Dr. Schmit, physician to the Duchess of Lucca, also testifies to the prophylactic power of such a copper plate worn over the pit of the stomach. During the various epidemics in this country similar copper plates were worn by many by the advice of homoeopathic physicians, and it is not known that any who wore them were attacked. Dr. Burq, of Paris, the distinguished inventor of the system he calls melallo-therapie, made a careful investigation of the liability of the Parisian artisans to cholera, and he found that those engaged in the manufacture of articles of copper and brass were nearly entirely exempt from the disease and that they were the only class of artisans who escaped. He, too, recommends as a prophylactic the wearing of a copper plate next the skin.

In view of these facts and observations, the wearing of a small copper disc next the skin over the epigastrium is to be recommended to those who may be exposed to the infection of cholera. If copper, as we have every reason to believe, exercises an antidotal influence to the cholera miasm, it seems highly probable that its prophylactic power may be obtained as well by the application of the metal to the skin as by taking it by .the mouth. I have on several occasions observed decided copper symptoms produced by the metal so worn, such as painful sensations in the pit of the stomach and even a pustular eruption on the skin.”

While this journal article is many years old, the copper that is available today, is the same copper that they had available then. The science is just a lot better and so is our way of sharing information.

And just for checks and balances, I am not making any health claims with this blog post, I am merely stating my own observations and that of people that came well before my company was even founded. I strongly believe that Antimicrobial Copper is a solution to many public areas such as hospitals, transportation hubs like airports and train stations, and even in schools and corporate offices.

If you want to learn more about the incredible metal, please stop by copper.org or take a look at AntimicrobialCopper.com. We’d love to hear from you!

 

 

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