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Copper is clean!

 

From researchers at the University of Maryland:

They found that the human Coronavirus 229E (the virus responsible for SARS) remains infectious on common touch surface materials.

But not copper.

Viruses lasted five days or more on teflon, glass, steel or ceramic surfaces but expired within LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES on copper or bronze. Now, if we apply that to tender young plants cultivated with a bronze or steel garden tool, I wonder which implement gives them the best start …