Frequently Asked Questions
Purchase with peace of mind by running through our frequently asked questions regarding copper and our Gone Viral range.
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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.
Genuine copper will tarnish. This is proof that you are using pure, non-coated copper which optimises its antimicrobial benefits.
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.
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.
Anywhere that you have a high touch rate.
Find a spot. Stick or pin it on. In other words, anywhere!
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.
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!
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