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Copper Surfaces Could Reduce Food Poisoning

Tue, 2013-05-21 13:37 -- llancaster

Unlikely metal more effective than stainless steel in killing harmful bacteria.
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May 21 2013 - 1:30pm
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  1. Salmonella: A group of bacteria that can cause typhoid fever, food poisoning, gastroenteritis, and other illnesses. People become infected mostly through contaminated water or foods, especially meat, chicken and eggs.
  2. Stainless steel: The universal name for a number of different steels used primarily for their anti-corrosive elements. These compounds are used in everything from kitchen utensils to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
  3. Copper: A reddish brown metal which has been used for thousands of years by many cultures. The metal is chemically related to silver and gold and is a good conductor of heat and electricity.
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