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Antimicrobial Copper Products – A New Weapon in the Fight Against Hospital-Acquired Infections (Part 2)

May 24th, 2013 No comments

By Wilton Moran, Copper Development Association (CDA) Project Engineer

When you think of hospital-acquired infections, does copper come to mind? If you work in a hospital setting, Antimicrobial Copper metal surfaces are your new weapon in the fight against hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).

 

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Copper Kills Antibiotic-Resistant “Nightmare Bacteria” (Part 1)

May 23rd, 2013 1 comment

By Wilton Moran, Copper Development Association (CDA) Project Engineer

American hospital patients now are increasingly at risk of infection from a new form of “superbugs” called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae – or CRE.  Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), calls CRE “nightmare bacteria” and he’s right. In the last 10 years, the proportion of Enterobacteriaceae that were carbapenem-resistent, quadrupled from 1.2% in 2001 to 4.2% in 2011.

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First Results Find Evidence that Copper from Roof Runoff can be Controlled

May 20th, 2013 No comments

By Joe Gorsuch, Copper Development Association (CDA), Manager, Health, Environment and Sustainable Development

Joe Gorsuch works with environmental regulations and the collection of ecological toxicity data.  For 30 years prior to joining the CDA in 2009, he worked with Kodak, conducting environmental effects and stability studies on chemicals in the laboratory and outdoors to register chemicals for the photographic industry.  From 2005 to 2009 he was President and Owner of Gorsuch Environmental Managements Services, Inc. [GEMS, Inc.] coordinating environmental studies. Go here for his earlier posts on stormwater and environmental issues.

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