SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teck Sources Restricted (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) introduced at this time that it’s increasing its Copper and Well being program to Chile, partnering with main nationwide well being professionals and lecturers on a pilot mission on the Iquique Hospital.
Researchers from Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD) and Núcleo Milenio MICROB-R, with funding from Teck, will conduct a research of copper surfaces and textiles to evaluate copper’s means to lower the incidence of in-hospital infections.
Copper alloy surfaces are naturally antimicrobial with self-sanitizing properties, with analysis displaying that these surfaces remove as much as 99.9% of dangerous micro organism and viruses that trigger an infection, together with micro organism with excessive antibiotic resistance. Moreover, copper is secure for individuals and the surroundings, and is the one strong metallic contact floor registered as a public well being product by Well being Canada and the US Environmental Safety Company.
“It’s an honour for Teck to launch our Copper & Well being program now in Chile, partnering with main nationwide well being professionals and lecturers on this first analysis on the Iquique Hospital, which can improve understanding of the efficacy of copper and its antimicrobial traits serving to to scale back in-hospital infections in our nation,” mentioned Amparo Cornejo, Vice President of Sustainability and Company Affairs, Teck Chile.
The analysis can be carried out on the Regional Hospital of Iquique, with outcomes anticipated within the second half of 2021.
About Teck’s Copper & Well being Program:
By way of its Copper & Well being program, Teck is working with companions throughout Canada and past to extend the usage of copper-infused surfaces in healthcare and public areas to scale back the unfold of infections. When put in on excessive contact surfaces, copper is a confirmed killer of micro organism and viruses, decreasing the unfold of an infection and bettering well being outcomes. There is no such thing as a industrial profit to Teck from the elevated use of antimicrobial copper as the quantity of metallic wanted could be very small; the aim of this system is to enhance well being and security for communities.
For extra details about the position of antimicrobial copper, the Copper & Well being program, and different examples of copper in motion, please go to www.coppersaveslives.com.
Teck is a diversified useful resource firm dedicated to accountable mining and mineral improvement with main enterprise models targeted on copper, steelmaking coal and zinc, in addition to investments in power belongings. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Inventory Trade beneath the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Inventory Trade beneath the image TECK. Study extra about Teck at www.teck.com or comply with @TeckResources and @TeckChile.
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