Copper Protecting Children From Microbes In Turf - CopperZap

Copper Protecting Children From Microbes In Turf

We recently heard that installers of artificial turf have been switching to copper slag to weigh down the turf instead of silica sand, due to the antimicrobial effect of the copper. They say it reduces infection risk to children playing on the turf. Bacteria and viruses that can live easily in sand deep in the turf are killed by contact with copper.