MUSC discovery is implemented at Ronald McDonald House today

MUSC’s own Michael Schmidt is the lead investigator in the research that led to the discovery of the antimicrobial properties of copper. Today we see the inauguration of the first facility to be retro-fitted with copper surfaces:

The Ronald McDonald House of Charleston (RMHC) will today unveil an unprecedented renovation featuring bacteria-killing Antimicrobial Copper to further protect the health of the vulnerable patients and families it serves. The extensive renovation, which makes RMHC the first nonprofit temporary residence facility in the nation to undertake an Antimicrobial Copper retrofit, has replaced steel, wood and plastic touch surfaces with solid, EPA-registered copper-based metals like brass and bronze. Many high traffic surfaces were converted including: stair railings, sinks, faucets, tables, locksets, cabinet pulls and chair arms. For full article…

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