(NewsUSA) - Did you know that each time you get sick, the estimated cost is $200, according to the Center for Disease Control ?
That doesn't count time off from work. It also leaves out time lost with family and friends, days lost of leisure or retirement, and just plain enjoyment of life.
So what would you pay not to get sick?
Those who have purchased a simple device for under $70 say they have stopped getting colds and certain other illnesses, and that it is well worth the money.
The device, called a CopperZap, uses the newly discovered ability of copper to kill viruses and bacteria just by touch.
"Viruses and bacteria are rapidly killed by copper," says the American Society of Microbiology.
Reports from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institutes of Health confirm that copper kills germs and can stop the spread of illness. As a result, hospitals have started using copper surfaces in places frequently touched by sick patients. They report sharp declines in the spread of infectious diseases among patients and staff.
"I have gone over seven years without a cold," says Doug Cornell, the inventor, who has been using it the longest.
Cornell indicates that over 99 percent of people who have used the device, according to Directions and reported results, say they have completely stopped at least one cold with it.
"I got mine years ago," says Jeannette from Colorado. "I have not had a cold since."
Susan in Arizona says, "I have not had a cold for years since having it."
"It paid for itself with the first cold I stopped," says another consumer. Since it is made of pure solid copper, it can be used indefinitely.
Users also say they have stopped flu, sinus trouble, cold sores, and other ailments. Dr. Bill Keevil, who leads one of the science teams behind the research, says "Copper is great at killing superbugs."
His team tested it successfully against one strain of Coronavirus. The research indicates copper is a general virus killer, so it is believed to kill other strains as well. It also kills drug-resistant bacteria such as MRSA, according to the EPA.
"I would pay ten times as much for this," says Kristin Ann from Illinois. It is made in the US and shipped every business day by first-class mail, with a 90-day, full- money-back guarantee.
For more information, go to www.copperzap.com.