Bacterial Copper - Sustainable Solutions
LuminOre Copper Touch® is made from up to 100% recycled copper material and is 100% recyclable. In fact, nearly all of the copper mined to date is still in circulation because the recycling rate of copper is higher than that of any other engineering metal.
The bactericidal properties of copper are inherent, so no additives are required. For healthcare environments, especially, copper provides the assurance of no VOCs (volatile organic compounds), PVC (poly vinyl chlorides), phthalates or other pollutants that can adversely impact air quality. In keeping with the environmentally friendly properties of copper, no sealants, glue, or adhesives are used in the manufacturing processes of LuminOre Copper Touch®.
Copper has played a role in Green Building, and has been one of the materials of choice for energy efficiency and sustainability, and a mainstay in solar, wind and wave renewable energy systems.
The EPA has evaluated the acute toxicity of copper and found there to be “no risk to public health.” Since early human existence, copper has been an essential material in many applications.