Hospital germs are an increasing danger that should not be underestimated. The viruses are highly aggressive and are resistant to antibiotics. And in spite of the extensive hygiene practices in every clinic, the dangerous viruses still persist. Particularly patients with a weakened immune system are especially at risk. Persons most at risk are the very young and the elderly.
deaths owing to hospital-acquired infections a year.
Experts estimate that the actual figure is likely to be
is safer than shaking hands
Objects such as door handles, for example, that are touched by lots of people every day pose a particular risk. This is because lots of germs gather here that can live for a long time.
Rather than waiting for an infection to occur and instead of just trusting to standard hygiene practices such as disinfection, you rely increasingly on materials that reduce dangerous pathogens.
Wieland-Werke AG has been registered for the co-branding Cu+ of the International Copper Association (ICA) since autumn 2011. It stands for the proven efficacy of antimicrobial copper materials.
A large number of different studies have now been undertaken that confirm the antimicrobial efficacy of copper alloys. Copper eliminates pathogens within a matter of a few minutes, such as the E.coli bacteria illustrated in the example graphic.
Whether door handles, handrails, bedsteads, light switches and any type of work or storage surface, it is possible to produce virtually any product from antimicrobial copper. Wieland not only supplies you with the material, but is also available to advise you at all times.