Approximately four million people in the EU acquire a healthcare-associated infection each year, from which approximately 37,000 die. Antimicrobial Copper kills the microbes that cause these infections. Three main characteristics make Antimicrobial Copper the most effective touch surface material: 1/ Continuously kills microbes Efficacy as an antimicrobial is scientifically proven to be far more effective than silver-containing coatings Proven to continuously kill the microbes that cause infections The only solid antimicrobial touch surface approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2/ Never wears out Continuous and ongoing antimicrobial action Remains effective even after repeated wet and dry abrasion and re-contamination Natural oxidation does not impair efficacy. 3/ Safe to use Not harmful to people or the environment Inherently antimicrobial, no chemicals added Completely recyclable.