Antimicrobial Handles Darwin Chambers Company utilizes antimicrobial handles on our walk in chamber doors. Our exclusive technology antimicrobial coated handle helps stop the spread of illness-causing bacteria and fungi. More ammunition is the continuing battle against bacterial menaces in your research, even E. coli, staph, and salmonella. Our antimicrobial coating works to suppress growth of a wide variety of bacteria, algae, mold and mildew for the life of the hardware. When it comes to passing along germs, hands are the winners. No matter how many times a day they are washed, hands are bound to pick up pathogens as they go through their daily routine. Every time someone opens a refrigerator, oven or cabinet, potentially harmful microbes may find a home on the handle to the chamber. The next person using the contaminated handle unknowingly passes on the pathogens to whatever they touch. Darwin Chambers antimicrobial handles offer powerful bacteria-fighting action that should last the lifetime of the chamber handle. The more the handle is used, the harder the antimicrobial coating works to retard the growth of illness-causing pathogens. No special care is needed, handle normally and use standard cleaning methods. How antimicrobial coatings add value: Reduces the spread of pathogens – even E. coli, staph, and salmonella. Provides antimicrobial protection for the life of the handle. Retains efficacy with normal use and cleaning. The silver-ion based antimicrobial compounds are: EPA registered FDA compliant NSF listed Antimicrobial coating materials incorporate a proven, effective antimicrobial system. This broad spectrum antimicrobial is an in-organic silver-Zeolite compound that allows controlled silver-ion release in polymers. The natural, antibacterial protection of silver is continually released from within the wear-resistant polymer finish. Silver ions, interacting with water molecules in the environment work to retard the growth of a wide range of mold, yeast and bacteria. As a bonus, the silver-Zeolite compound helps guard against discoloration and staining. It halts odor development and the formation of biofilms that can result in the deterioration of hard-ware materials like our handle.