On Feb. 29, 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved and registered five groups of copper alloys, including brass, as “antimicrobial materials” with benefits to public health. Fisher Space Pen features several models finished in raw brass, which has been proven to destroy bacteria.
Fisher Space Pen is donating a portion of sales of these models to support Feeding America COVID-19 Relief Fund. “We are doing all we can to help during this difficult time,” says Matt Fisher, Vice President. “We are operating with a limited staff to keep fulfilling orders for our customers and we hope to be fully operational when authorities deem it appropriate.”
The EPA Registration Copper Stewardship Site states: “After rigorous testing and evaluation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registered copper alloys as antimicrobial public health materials. Frequently touched surfaces made from uncoated EPA-registered copper alloy materials continuously kill bacteria within two hours of contact when cleaned properly.”
To be clear, however, the use of copper alloys is only a supplement and not a substitute for standard infection control practices. We urge you to please continue following all CDC guidelines to control the spread of disease, including the cleaning and disinfecting of environmental surfaces. The brass alloy surface material has been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but not necessarily prevent cross-contamination.
Fisher Space Pen Co. is a family-owned company with over 65 employees manufacturing unique writing instruments right here in Boulder City, Nevada. They are currently operating with a limited staff to keep fulfilling orders to our customers. For more information, visit: www.spacepen.com