Bronze Age

B1594948-D12A-4D50-A641-6D4C3A661E5DThey say that copper and it’s alloys bronze and brass have anti microbial properties. According to research, copper surfaces have an the ability to kill a wide range of harmful microbes relatively rapidly – often within two hours or less – and with a high degree of efficiency. I mean, hand washing  and surface disinfection are still the main way to prevent the spread of infection, but this informs is the reason that why you see those copper alloy touch tools popping up on your Instagram feed.

This info led me to dig up my bronze bangles, and dig into the science of copper alloys in the time of coronavirus.

According  to studies, copper alloys are less hospitable to COVID-19 than other surfaces. But it doesn’t mean the virus dies immediately on contact. And if you are out and about, there’s always a chance that you are reexposing them to bugs and bacteria.

I like to err on the side of science, but at the same time there’s no harm in rocking a bronze or copper wrist stack — well except for the material turning your arm green.