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Study: Copper may reduce infection risks in hospital rooms


Copper may reduce a patient's risk of developing a dangerous infection.

A new study suggests that a copper object and surfaces in a hospital room will limit the transition of infections.

It compares the hospital infection rates of patients in rooms equipped with all copper metals to those in standard ICU rooms.

People admitted to the copper rooms were half as likely to develop MRSA or other infections as those standards room.


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