Frequently Asked Questions

Purchase with peace of mind by running through our frequently asked questions regarding copper and our Gone Viral range.

Still haven’t found your answer? Email us at info@goneviralcopper and we will answer all your questions.

Can copper kill bacteria and viruses?

Copper can kill bacteria and viruses within four hours.

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What type of Copper do you use for the Gone Viral Copper range?

We use 99.99% pure, uncoated antimicrobial copper . We call it Proper Copper!  Beware of copper plated products that are coated to keep them shiny.

Will my Gone Viral Copper product tarnish?

Genuine copper will tarnish. This is proof that you are using pure, non-coated copper which optimises its antimicrobial benefits.

How often should I rub the Gone Viral Copper products?

We suggest once in the morning and again at night.  It is not possible to overdose on copper unless you consume it.

Roll or rub the copper in your hands as you enter or leave public spaces, or when you may be exposed to germs. It is especially useful when travelling and shopping.

How can a small piece of copper disinfect a larger area?

Copper has a Halo effect.  The Halo Effect of copper means that a small patch has a disinfection range of up to 50cm. You don’t have to cover every inch of everything to benefit from copper.

How does copper kill Bacteria and Viruses?

When they land on the dry copper surface, ions blast the pathogens, punching holes in the cell membrane or viral coating and creating free radicals that accelerate the kill.

For a more detailed explanation visit this blog.

Can we use the Gone Viral Copper products anywhere?

Anywhere that you have a high touch rate.

Find a spot. Stick or pin it on. In other words, anywhere!

How do I clean my Gone Viral Copper Product?

Copper constantly self-sanitises, so it remains effective even while tarnished. You can clean it with a soft cloth and a small
amount of Brasso to have it looking shiny and new.

Copper can also be cleaned with salt and vinegar, but our secret is tomato sauce. Yes, you read that correctly. Tomato sauce. Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce on the product and leave for 5 – 10 minutes.  Wipe off with a damp soft cloth.

Can this cure an infection?

Whilst studies are ongoing for medicinal uses, at this stage copper is purely used for preventative measures. So catch and kill before it infects you!

Can you make products for me that are customised with my name or logo?

If you would like personalised products that display wording or an image on our products then all you need to do it email us sales@goneviralcopper.co.za.

We will happily assist!

Disclaimer: Laboratory testing has shown solid copper surfaces to kill 99.9% of certain bacteria within 2 hours and Covid-19 within 4 hours*.   Copper surfaces should be used as a supplement to and not as a replacement for standard infection control practices.  Users of copper as an antimicrobial product must continue to follow all current infection control practices.

*New England Journal of Medicine