Copper is also known for its antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antimicrobial properties. It has the ability to kill a wide variety of harmful microbes relatively quickly, often within 2 hours or less with a high degree of efficiency and effectiveness.
Copper bathtubs heat up faster with hot water, and retain heat longer than other traditional materials.
Copper is environmentally friendly. Since it is a natural product, it is recyclable and can be used over and over again.
Copper has been used for health purposes since ancient times. Egyptians and Babylonian soldiers would sharpen their bronze swords (an alloy of copper and tin), after battle and place the bronze shavings in their wounds to reduce infection and speed up the healing process.
Copper was also used in ancient Chinese and Indian medicine. Greeks and Aztecs also used copper oxide combined with other chemicals to treat skin infections and wounds.
According to the Mayo Clinic and the National Institute of Health (NIH) COVID-19 only lives up to 4 hours on copper surfaces, in comparison to stainless steel, which lasts up to 3 days.