Copper Properties as Antibacterial, Particle, & Antifungal Agent

With the emergence of antibiotic resistance, the interest for antimicrobial agents has recently increased again in public health. Copper was recognized in 2008 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the first metallic antimicrobial agent. This led to many investigations of the various properties of copper as an antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral agent. This review summarizes the latest findings about ‘contact killing’, the mechanism of action of copper nanoparticles and the different ways micro‐organisms develop resistance to copper...

https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jam.13681