Copper plumbing, doorknob, and housing fixtures kill superbugs
Posted 10/29/08 , edited 10/29/08
Copper door handles and taps kill 95% of superbugs in hospitals
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1081359/Copper-door-handles-taps-kill-95-superbugs-hospitals.html

i thought this was especially neat news, because i was tired of expensive plumbing fixtures starting out with a mirror finish of cheap chrome that corroded into junk in no time at all, and had replaced our kitchen and bathroom fixtures with solid copper and brass plumbing fittings.

then i purchased a bottle of 'Blue Patina' from 'Sculpt Nouveau' at www.ronyoungpatina.com, which when brushed onto copper and brass and allowed to air dry, reacts with the copper and gives an artistically enhanced bluish bronzed finish like you see in expensive copper, brass, and bronze art creations in fancy museums, and is very pleasing to the eye.

this is much more interesting and decorative than fighting to keep the copper and brass polished to a finish like gleaming gold, because the shiny finish will tarnish in no time at all and you will be perpetually exposing yourself to toxic copper polish chemicals.

now i know that our decorative copper and brass faucets are also killing germs, and they didn't really cost all that much more than the cheap-quality (but expensive) chrome-plated ones.

i think i am going to get some copper tubing and replace the steel, wood, and plastic handles on the fittings with copper ones next.
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Posted 10/29/08
I need to buy those copperwares! Wahahaha.
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Posted 10/29/08
Copper FTW!
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Posted 10/29/08
Sweet man! Copper oh YEAH!
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Posted 10/29/08
I guess copper is the new shit now.
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Posted 10/29/08
thats actually pretty cool, thanks 4 sharing :]
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Posted 10/29/08
Well, if you haven't taken a micro course, then yes, this is interesting news.
Though it shouldn't come as a surprise that coins are cleaner than your mouth. "LAWL"
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Posted 10/29/08
copper yeah why not
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