Earlier university research had suggested that germs could not survive on copper surfaces. EPA sponsored tests confirmed this. Under Administrator Stephen L. Johnson, the EPA approved the registration of copper as antimicrobial, officially stating that copper is capable of killing harmful, potentially deadly microbes. Copper is the first solid surface material to receive this type of EPA registration.
Since then a huge outpouring of research from universities, hospitals, and labs around the world proves that copper kills viruses and bacteria rapidly just by touch.
These are some of the scientists whose research results, along with others, helped inspire the idea for CopperZap.