Health and Safety

Preventing COVID-19 with Copper

Preventing COVID-19 with Copper

We know that copper will be critical to the world’s transition to a low-carbon economy. But did you know that copper also has an important role to play in protecting people’s health, particularly as the world continues to grapple with the pandemic?

Copper is naturally antimicrobial, eliminating up to 99.9% of harmful bacteria and viruses. Through our Copper & Health program, Teck has supported increased awareness and research on copper’s antimicrobial use in Canada, as well as pilot projects to test it in healthcare and other settings.

Learn more about our Copper & Health program, including how and where copper is being used to kill unwanted bacteria and viruses in this Vancouver Sun op-ed by President and CEO Don Lindsay.

Watch this short video to see some of the ways copper is helping fight the battle against COVID-19.