It can, says a study conducted by Dr. Brill and Dr. Steinmann
Copper Clothing Limited, is a company that incorporates anti-microbial copper formulations into fabrics, such as beds, bed sheets, socks, masks, gloves, pyjamas, etc., and sells them to consumers. In 2014, it funded research to test the effectiveness of viricidal activity of the copper fabric on bovine Coronavirus. The test was conducted by a specialist viral Laboratory of Dr. Brill + Partner GmbH Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology. The viricidal activity of the treated material was evaluated by comparing the viricidal activity of the non-treated material. The study found that copper-infused fabric can effectively fight the virus and destroy it.
In summary, the difference observed between the materials tested is based on the inactivation process during the 10 minute drying process (reduction factor of 3.94 log of the treated Copper material and 1.13 log of the untreated material)
Log Results Explained:
All of our copper fabrics are antimicrobial, eg: our fabric that is used to make our bed wear has reached more than 6.7 log reduction against MRSA. For example if 1,000,000 MRSA bacteria came in to contact with Copper material, only 1 bacteria would survive, This is what we call a reduction of 99.9999%
Copper fabrics are known to be antimicrobial and can easily destroy any bacteria and viruses as there have been recent tests to show it destroys, HIV Virus, Influenza Virus and Coronavirus
Rory is the R&D Director and passionate entrepreneur, fascinated by the workings of the human body and natural solutions for common health problems. He’s single-minded in his aim to make Copper Defence a brand that’s recognized across the globe, by partnering with global brands to make these high-tech materials easily accessible for everyone. If you’d like to get in touch, email Rory at Rory@copperclothing.com or visit copperclothing.com for copper-infused clothing, pet accessories and more.