Ronald McDonald House uses copper fixtures to reduce bacteria

Many children at Charleston's Ronald McDonald House are being treated at local hospital ICUs, so the boarding house is installing copper fixtures and surfaces to help reduce the spread of bacteria that can cause infections. The actions were prompted by a Medical University of South Carolina study that found 97% fewer bacteria on copper surfaces in ICU rooms than on noncopper surfaces.

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