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Old 03-13-2013, 09:28 AM United States
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Thank you for that information! I was just thinking about researching light options.

I read an article on how copper (or brass) doorknobs prevented the spread of bacteria including MRSA from contact.

Instead of throwing away the ugly brass house knobs I put them in my chinchilla building and on the front door. I have always used tea tree oil to spray down areas where I know an infected person has visited, but I don't like spraying it onto the walls. I think I will be using a light option instead from now on.

Just a few precautions since I have so many people come into my house to visit and look at the chinchillas. I'm shocked at how many admit to having had MRSA and being carriers AFTER they've handled the babies. Makes me paranoid.

Wikipedia on copper and the nasties it kills

And the linked .pdf is a summary of one of the recent studies.
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