Study: Infuse Phones With Gold to Stop Spread of Disease
A pinch of gold is the key ingredient in a new coating that promises to be a major boost to the battle against infections.
The substance could help halt disease in its tracks if applied to phones, keyboards and hospital equipment.
The coating is a significant breakthrough, because its light-activated technology successfully kills bacteria in a low light intensity, such as is found in hospital wards and waiting rooms. Previous efforts had required light that was ten times stronger to prove effective.
A new study says that, along with phone screens and keyboards, the bacteria-killing coating