Fox News also ran a story about Dr. Mann’s research.
Some studies have shown that copper surfaces in hospital rooms reduce the percentage of people who become infected with MRSA. But copper surfaces can be expensive to implement, and it’s possible some bacteria may develop resistance to the material, the researchers said. Bacteria may also need to be in contact with copper for a certain amount of time before the material kills the microbes, the researchers said.
You can read the Washington Post story by following this link. You can also read the Fox News story at this link. And if you’d like to read Dr. Mann’s publication yourself, head over to the Publications section of sharklet.com.