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The antibacterial properties of copper

Apart from the high industrial potential of copper has also significant antibacterial properties. After research in this area a group of American scientists, they have proposed a new method of combating bacteria that are resistant to drugs.

Modern bacteria quickly adapt to the class of drugs antibiotics. This feature represents a significant challenge organisms in combating certain diseases. This resistance is caused by parasitic organisms such factors as horizontal gene transfer and globalization. Gene exchange does not necessarily occur between parent cells and their descendants. Globalization is too rapid growth of technology, which has led to the rapid circulation and proliferation of bacteria on a sufficiently large territorial space. Therefore, even accidentally got on the domestic spaces of Asian virus on travel suitcase tissue can transfer their resistance to drugs to our indigenous microorganisms. Constant updating of the genetic stock of bacteria explains their rapid adaptation to drugs and is a major problem in the treatment of infectious diseases.

To prevent such a global catastrophe is possible with the help of the most common copper. If you use this material in the manufacture of railing, door handles and other public facilities, then the virus will not be a chance to poison our lives. After all, on a copper surface of many bacteria die quickly. This feature has been clearly proved by scientists during the test. Perhaps it is not necessary in every home put copper showers or furniture sets, but use a unique antimicrobial agent in areas with large passage of people would be quite appropriate. Everything it touches the human hand in the airport and at the station contributes to the rapid proliferation of micro-organisms over large distances. Therefore, an antibacterial agent new public can prevent an epidemic of global proportions. Incidentally brass handrails, and other items that relate to the patients in the hospital, can stop the spread of serious diseases. Thus, the new discovery could bring widespread benefit if will be adopted by public authorities of each state.

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