A Healthier Home with Brass
In 2012, Professor Bill Keevil, a professor of Environmental Healthcare and Head of the Microbiology Group at Southampton University, was raising awareness of the benefits of using copper and alloys containing copper to prevent bacteria from spreading on communal touch surfaces; his research found that on surfaces such as plastic, glass, and even stainless steel, bacteria can survive for weeks - on copper, brass and bronze surfaces they die within minutes!
Copper kills bacteria on contact, it remains effective constantly making it a great material for areas of high activity such as bathrooms and kitchens.
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Product Shown: Classic Brass Hat & Cook Hook
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Product Shown: Square Kitchen Pull Handle
WHY UN-LACQUERED BRASS IS THE PERFECT MATERIAL FOR YOUR HOME
Brass has seen a rise in popularity over the last few years, and for good reason. Not only is it beautiful, but brass is also functional, lasts a lifetime, and can even benefit your health! Made using a combination of copper and zinc, it is the perfect material for hardware both internally and externally.
Unlacquered and brushed brass is brass that has no protective coating meaning it will darken and patina over time. It is excellent if you like to watch your hardware age gracefully, and wish to enjoy the materials anti-bacterial benefits.
Yester Home's range of Brass, Bronze and Copper hardware is unlacquered.