We have experienced a sharp spike in copper jewelry sales in response to the Coronavirus. As you may know Copper is associated with many health benefits including its anti-inflammatory properties. Now however our customers are wearing copper jewelry for metallic copper’s antimicrobial abilities. Copper has the power to kill viruses on contact.
How does copper kill viruses and keep them from mutating? Could wearing copper jewelry help fight against the Coronavirus? Is there proof that touching copper sanitizes the skin? Details can be found in the study by Bill Keevil, professor of environmental healthcare at the University of Southampton. Wiki-Google it.
The study concludes that the use of copper alloy surfaces in health care and community environments could be invaluable in preventing the spread of bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens that contaminate dry surfaces and perpetuate the infection cycle. “Copper is great at killing superbugs – so why don’t hospitals use it?” is another great article about Virus Killing Copper Alloys.
As Washington State faces Covid-19 Lockdown the Elves of Celtic Copper are sheltering in place and continuing to fill orders as they come in. We remain well stocked in copper chains but at this point have run out of gift boxes.
For our part we’re offering a Buy-One-Get-One-Free Special on our Copper Bead Chain Bracelets and Necklaces for our customers. Coupon code and link below. Please note that wearing copper does not take the place of hand-washing and proper hygiene. Stay safe, follow health advisories, and be of good cheer. We’re all in this together.
-Shannon and the Elves
Coupon code: StrongerTogether (coupon good until the next blog post)
Updated reference source from the New England Journal of Medicine: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2004973