Cupron Technology has been multiple-independently tested in laboratory settings against generally accepted clinical test protocols, utilizing standard Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) test conditions. And under these conditions, Cupron Technology is consistently found to be non-toxic, non sensitizing, and non-irritating to the skin with no adverse events reported. Cupron Enhanced products tested include healthcare linens, socks, consumer bedding, wound dressing prototypes, and antiviral masks.
Specific test results are maintained on file and available upon a qualified request.
In addition to specific safety testing performed on Cupron Technology, the risk of dermal sensitivity to copper is considered extremely minimal. Furthermore, longstanding commercial use of personal care products validates the laboratory results described above. That copper is considered safe to humans. Note the widespread (millions of women) and prolonged (more than 10 years by a single individual) use by women of copper internal medical devices (1) and over-the-counter wound healing treatments containing copper (2).
(1)Hubacher et al (2001) Use of copper intrauterine devices and the risk of tubal infertility among nulligravid women. N Engl J Med. 345:561-7; Anon. (2002) Copper IUDs, infection and infertility. Drug Ther Bull. 40:67-9; Bilian X. (2002) Intrauterine devices. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 16:155-68.
(2)Pereira CE, and Felcman J. (1998) Correlation between five minerals and the healing effect of Brazilian medicinal plants. Biol Trace Elem Res. 65:251-259; Schlemm et al. (1999) Medicinal yeast extracts. Cell Stress Chaperones. 1999;4:171-6.