A Day In The Life of CuRVE™ – The Ultimate No Touch Tool

A Day In The Life of CuRVE™ – The Ultimate No Touch Tool

Throughout history, civilizations have believed in the power of copper to help keep themselves healthy. In ancient times, Egyptian and Babylonian soldiers found that scraping their bronze swords (made from copper and tin) into their wounds would often reduce infection. In India, water has long been stored in copper pots to help prevent illness.

Modern science has continued to test copper and other metals to determine their effectiveness against germs, bacteria, and viruses. An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine[1] recently tested SARS-CoV-2 and SARS CoV-1 on several medium (aerosols, plastic, stainless steel, copper, and cardboard) reporting how these viruses responded. On copper, no viable SARS-CoV-2 was measured after 4 hours and no viable SARS-CoV-1 was measured after 8 hours.

The CuRVE™ family of no touch tools were designed to help users in three fundamental ways. First, by reducing contact with public surfaces that carry harmful germs. Second, by neutralizing these threats utilizing copper and antimicrobial copper alloys proven to eliminate certain microbes.[2] And third, by reducing the possibility of cross-contamination by using a copper-infused pouch called the Copper Companion™.

I recently documented a day in the life of my CuRVE™ no touch tool to see how it helped me in each of these ways.

At 8:17am, I entered my building through two separate sets of doors, using the CuRVE™ to open both without touching the door handles with my hands. Moments later, I used it to press the elevator button to summon a ride. Once inside the elevator, I pressed the button for the 4th floor, waited patiently, and exited the elevator once I reached my floor. At that point, I placed my CuRVE™ no touch tool back into its Copper Companion™ copper-infused pouch to prevent cross contamination before slipping it back into my pocket.

At 11:28am, and once again at 3:47pm, I used my CuRVE no touch tool to open the men’s restroom door as I entered, and then again as I exited. Since I ate lunch in my office, I did not leave the building for lunch when I might have had multiple opportunities to use it to avoid touching various public surfaces.

At 5:14pm, I left my office for the day, using my CuRVE to summon the elevator and to press the button for the 1st floor. I did not have to use it to exit the building as I just backed out of each door without using my hands to touch each door handle.

Before arriving at home, I stopped at the gas station at 5:37pm. I was able to use my CuRVE no touch tool to navigate the keypad at the pump. I used one of the disposable window-washing paper towels to grab the pump handle and return it to its stand.

While at the gas station, I entered the convenience store to get some cash out of the ATM, once again using my CuRVE to pull the door handle open and on the keypad of the ATM. I backed out of the door without touching the door handle, returned to my Jeep, and headed home for the day.

Throughout the course of this one day, I was able to avoid touching as many as thirteen public surfaces. Considering this was a fairly typical day for me (and my CuRVE), it seems my no touch tool would allow me to avoid touching approximately ninety germ infested surfaces per week, nearly four hundred per month, and close to FIVE THOUSAND over the course of a year. This equates to five thousand fewer opportunities to contract an illness stemming from these harmful germs, viruses, and bacteria throughout each year.

With regular cleaning of my antimicrobial copper no touch tool and consistent use of my Copper Companion™ copper infused pouch, I hope to be able to significantly diminish my chances of falling victim to any of these malicious microbes and to minimize the likelihood that I will carry them back home to my family.

[1] Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1, April 16, 2020.

[2] Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, antimicrobial copper surfaces kill greater than 99.9% of the following bacteria within 2 hours of exposure: MRSA, VRE, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli O157:H7. Antimicrobial copper surfaces are a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices and have been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but do not necessarily prevent cross contamination or infections; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices.