The work of the Copper Action Hub members is based on the plurality, authority and solidity of internationally recognized scientific studies. The bibliography given here is continuously updated and aims to evaluate the role of surfaces in the transmission of infections. The gained scientific knowledge shows a broad consensus in literature about the antimicrobial properties of copper and their ongoing effectiveness. Studies have shown that copper reduces exposure to those clinically relevant pathogens often associated with nosocomial infections, leading to extended hospital stays, greater need for care and increased resistance to germs. This section lists particularly relevant articles and other sources.