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Watch Out Bacteria: Copper Kills Germs

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Watch Out Bacteria: Copper Kills Germs

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Watch Out Bacteria: Copper Kills Germs

Watch Out Bacteria: Copper Kills Germs

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New research suggests that using copper for some surfaces could decrease infections acquired in hospitals. Michael Schmidt, a microbiologist at the Medical University of South Carolina, explains the findings and how they might be applied.