Anti-microbial Copper Gloves
The Nemesis of Pathogens in the New Generation:
Functional textiles are more and more in power with the development of technology that people are able to maintain better personal hygiene by choosing antibacterial fabrics.
Copper nanocomposite textiles as functional textiles of this new generation have been proven to have the capability to kill or inhabit the growth of pathogens and therefore reduce the risk of people being infected.
The Mechanism of Using Copper Fighting Pathogens:
In the past, studies show that copper was tested positive to inhabit the growth of hundreds kinds of bacteria.
When pathogenic microbes are exposed to copper nanoparticles, the nanoparticles would release copper ions and they would penetrate the membrane of the microbes, even damaging their DNA after entering their membrane.
Copper and Corona Virus:
In a study carried out in previous years, corona virus was found to survive on common daily objects for days but couldn’t last long on copper. 99.9% of the virus get killed after attaching to copper nanoparticles in a few hours. However, one thing that should be noted is that the effect of copper nanoparticles on COVID-19 hasn’t been tested till now.
Safe of Using:
Copper can be found in human body and it’s one of the essential elements. Therefore, copper is easy to be metabolized without doubt and doesn’t have the problems of deposition.