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How could copper surfaces help fight COVID? Dr Karl looks at the evidence – ABC News

Frequently-touched surfaces like door handles, taps and handrails could disinfect themselves if they were made of copper. But what’s the science behind this?

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Copper has been used in medicine for about 5,000 years, but could we harness its powers in the fight against the virus that causes COVID-19?
The idea is that frequently touched surfaces, including door handles, taps and handrails, could disinfect themselves of the virus if they were made of copper.
But what’s the science behind this?
This week CSIRO published research that found SARS-CoV-2 lives longer on some surfaces than previously thought, although there has been some scientific disagre…

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