• Chemistry
  • Why Copper? A Wrap-Up

    Where are we on the copper-as-bacteria-killer story? Well, more wikipedia research revealed that actually many other metals exhibit properties lethal to bacteria, fungi, and even small animals (think Arsenic as rat poison).  I haven’t found a definitive answer to Why Copper? in terms of Why Not Other Metals? but have come up with a list […]

  • Chemistry
  • Why Copper?

    I read a compelling headline in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal:  Paging Dr. Copper: Metal Wins Fans in Health Care It actually wasn’t so much the headline that grabbed my attention, but the caption in the accompanying infographic: Beating Bacteria: Research shows bacterial colonies are generally more prevalent on non-copper substances. Fascinating!  The infographic goes on […]