From the public point of view, the coronavirus is something to be dreadful about because the moment that you get infected by it, you are as good as dead.
In a more technical tone, the medical community knows that coronavirus infection can induce symptoms ranging from the common cold to a disease referred to as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, otherwise known as Mers-CoV as well as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome or SARS-CoV.
This infection comes with a handful of common signs that can be listed as cough, fever, respiratory symptoms, challenged breathing, and shortness of breath. In extreme cases, the infection itself can be coupled with the severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, pneumonia, and even death.
How is the Coronavirus Spread?
While the coronavirus can easily spread from person to person by the respiratory droplets of an infected individual through its coughing or sneezing, COVID-19 can also spread when you touch an object or surface that has the virus on it.
A person who comes in contact with such a surface and happens to touch areas around their mouth, eyes, or nose, have greater odds of getting infected by the virus.
How Does the Coronavirus React on Different Surfaces?
A handful of scientific researches indicate that the coronavirus can remain active from a few hours to several days on surfaces and aerosols. However, a sigh of relief after finding out that it perishes within a few minutes after landing on the surface of copper metal.
The Indians and many other ancient cultures have known the following properties of copper, together with all its health-promoting properties.
- Copper is believed to have a passive, natural, and antimicrobial properties.
- Copper comes with self-sterilizing properties sans the need for bleach products or electricity.
Does this mean to say that it is high time that we put steel and aluminum aside in the production of some select mobility aids Melbourne products, and replace them with copper instead?
Yes, absolutely. It is high time that we consider copper as the base material in making various disability equipment, from bed sticks & rails, self-propelled wheelchairs, and many more.
We are encouraging business organizations that are involved in the production of these assistive devices to take into account the antimicrobial properties of copper, and allow it to take the place of aluminum and steel in making their product offerings.
Hundreds of years ago, copper was held in high esteem and is used as the base material for various daily objects, buildings, and even fixtures. At the outset of the 20th century, things took a 360-degree turn and the use of copper was gradually displaced and was gradually put into oblivion. We began to use tempered glass, plastics, stainless steel, and aluminum.
Without a doubt, we are enticed by the sleek, clean look, and shine of stainless-steel doorknobs while in reality:
- Alloys consisting of 33% zinc and 67% copper can efficiently exterminate bacteria in no time.
- Whereas stainless steel, that is 12% chromium and 88% iron – does very little to nothing in as far as keeping bacterial growth at bay is concerned.
By nature, copper can be best described as oligodynamic and have an inherent sterilizing effect on bacteria. This means that copper, in its best element, can exterminate harmful bacteria efficiently upon contact.
So if you have a copper bottle, storing your drinking water in it will work to your advantage because it will be free from harmful bacteria. This is one way to shield our bodies from infections.
When copper is used in hospitals and other health facilities, in place of stainless steel, it will pull down infection rates by up to 58%. Hence, we can safely say that the use of copper in mobility aids Melbourne products can be a boon to us even in the most trying of situations like this COVID-19 pandemic.