Copper lever handles, more than just good looking, they are potentially a lifesaver. To begin our new range of Mother of Pearl > Modern Classics we have continued our design adventures with natural copper.
There is all the evidence in the world that the antibacterial nature of copper could be a major weapon in the fight against bacteria that concern hospital staff and patients, bacteria such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the so called 'super bug''...
MRSA is one of the most virulent strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and a common cause of hospital and community-acquired infections. It is estimated to sicken around 2 million Americans a year and cost around $2 billion to treat.
It's now official - copper can kill harmful bacteria. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has brought in the long awaited ruling that copper can legitimately claim to be capable of combating infections. This from the > Copper Development Centre. See also this > CNN news report via you tube.
We also note data which suggests that copper is the most widely recycled substance we know of. Over 70% of the copper around is recycled! Copper is not cheap. Last year it increased in price around 150%.
Our latest copper product is in response to increasing demand for design that reflects hand crafted and organic attributes like our
> copper letter boxes and door pulls.
We've designed a lever door set that is adaptable through being able to take alternative handles, ebony or nickel plated copper.
Orders at this time are fulfilled in a 6 week turnaround.