Su­per­bugs can be de­feated by a sim­ple salty door knob

Daily Mail - - Good Health -

A DOOR knob made of salt has been de­vel­oped to stop su­per­bugs spread­ing in hos­pi­tals.

When the Univer­sity of Al­berta in Canada com­pared the door knob with one made of cop­per (a nat­u­ral an­timi­cro­bial) to check its ef­fec­tive­ness against MRSA, the salt de­stroyed the bug three times faster.

Af­ter a minute, 94 per cent of the bac­te­ria had been killed. Now a pro­to­type, called Out­breaker and made en­tirely of salt, has been in­stalled in hos­pi­tals in Al­berta.

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