An ad from the following website came up on my Facebook feed. I have posed some questions to the manufacturer/seller in Facebook comments and reported it to Facebook as a scam/fraud, but it concerns me that the public may be falling prey to false claims.
My problems with it are:
- Where is the evidence that brass kills virus? On the product’s FB page there is a claim that it does, no evidence is supplied. Copper (in brass) inhibits fungal growth and may inhibit some bacteria but I am not aware of it being scientifically proven to kill viruses and especially COVID-19.
- If one uses it to protect against a possibly contaminated handle/lift button and then pockets it, there is a risk of transferring the contaminating substance to one’s pocket/bag/wherever it is carried. Much safer to use a disposable tissue then immediately safely dispose of it.
- Why carry a large heavy brass object when a standard brass key would function the same?
It concerns me that the public can be fooled into a false sense of security by this sort of misleading advertising. A fool and his money…