Teck Resources Limited (NYSE: TECK) confirmed that it is extending its Copper and Wellness initiative to Chile, working on a pilot project at Iquique Hospital with leading national health practitioners and academics.
An analysis of copper surfaces and textiles will be undertaken by researchers from Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD) and Núcleo Milenio MICROB-R, with funding from Teck, to determine the potential of copper to minimize the occurrence of in-hospital infections.
Copper oxide surfaces are inherently antimicrobial with self-sanitizing properties, with studies finding that up to 99.9 percent of dangerous bacteria and viruses that cause inflammation are killed by these surfaces, including bacteria with high resistance to antibiotics. In addition, copper is safe for individuals and the atmosphere and is the only solid metal contact surface registered by Health Canada and the US Environmental Protection Agency as a public health good.
Moreover, President and Chief Executive Officer Don Lindsay of Teck Resources Limited (NYSE: TECK) will present at the Scotiabank Mining conference on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern/7:00 a.m. Pacific time. Details on corporate strategies, financial results, and forecasts for the business units of the company will be included in the investor presentation.
Via the following page, the fireside chat presentation will be webcast at https:/wsw.com/webcast/bns8/teck/1599741.
Additionally, the accompanying slides webcast will be accessible on the Teck website at www.teck.com.