Is Your Copper No Touch Tool Effective Against Bacteria, Germs and Viruses?

Whether you are trying to avoid the latest virus like COVID-19 or trying to reduce your chances of contracting the flu (influenza), copper no touch tools can be useful in minimizing your exposure to harmful microbes.

Many of these devices have similar features. They are designed to help you open doors, navigate keypads, interface with touchscreens and the like. By nature of the fact that you are eliminating touchpoints with various public surfaces, it is likely that you are reducing your chances of coming into contact with highly transmittable germs. Or is it?

According to a recent study by the New England Journal of Medicine (April 2020), the decay rate of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was tested on multiple surfaces. The research indicated that it only remained on copper for four hours, but that it remained on various other surfaces for days at a time.

If not cleaned properly after each use, harmful microbes can remain on your no touch tool and act as a vessel for transporting viruses and bacteria to your pocket, purse, or keys.  By exposing them to your other personal items, they could potentially remain around long enough for you to contract the illnesses you are trying to avoid.

If you aren’t able to effectively clean your no touch tool after each use, you would be wise to take measures to reduce or eliminate cross-contamination. A product like the Copper Companion™ from Micro Mini Metal is designed for storage of your no touch tool between uses. It is made from a copper infused fabric which is intended to keep harmful microbes from transferring to your other personal items.

If you already have a no touch tool, or you are considering getting one for yourself or your loved ones, consider pairing your purchase with the Copper Companion™. During times like these, it’s critical that we all do our part to minimize the spread of these contagious micro-organisms.