The Environmental Protection Agency granted public health claim approval in July to Richmond, VA-based Cupron for the antifungal properties of its new copper-infused diabetic socks. The PRO Therapy System socks kill 99.9% of Trichophyton mentagrophytes (athlete’s foot fungus) after 12 hours of contact. The socks use naturally antifungal copper technology, which is embedded in the fabric to maintain effectiveness over time, the company reports.
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EPA endorses socks’ fungicidal effects