HOCl is the Safe, Effective, and Versatile Ingredient for Use in Disinfectants and Sanitizers
What is HOCl?
A natural, SAFE substance made in the white blood cells inside our bodies which helps fight off germs.
Outside of our bodies, HOCl is made with salt, water and electricity.
Is HOCl Safe to Humans?
Yes, it is used in drinking water and for wound and eye care.
It is listed by the FDA on the GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) list.
Material safety data sheets typically list HOCl sanitizer/disinfectants as having no harmful effects if inhaled, contacted with the skin, or eyes nor if ingested.
What are common uses for the ingredient in HOCl?
In disinfectants/sanitizers to kill bacteria and viruses including Coronavirus
It is listed on environmental agency websites as an approved virucide
To treat drinking water
To treat swimming pool water
For use in growing organic fruits and vegetables
For use in “bio-tunnels” to “mist” people entering buildings
Learn more about HOCl and how it can be used.
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Hypochlorous Acid: A Review
Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)
Features, Approvals, and Uses
How is HOCl sold?
HOCl is available in liquid concentrations of 200 ppm to 500 ppm (.025% to .050%) for disinfecting/sanitizing and packaged in various size containers.
HOCl products are also produced and used In REAL TIME. (e.g. to treat drinking water or swimming pool water)
How to Decide Where to Buy HOCl
Is the product registered with the EPA? www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/selected-epa-registered-disinfectants
Is the product registered with your State Chemist’s Office or Pesticide office (every state has one and every state regulates disinfectants in addition to the US EPA)
Decide how much support you’ll need from the company re: product application, safety, training of staff
Is product in stock and how quickly can it be shipped (reduces the inventory level you’ll need)
Check the reputation of the people running the company
Companies selling pre-packaged HOCl products
Companies selling HOCl production equipment
Where can HOCl be used as a disinfectant/sanitizer?
Hospitals (patient rooms, lobbys, cafeterias, public areas)
Schools (Buses, lunchrooms, classrooms, locker-rooms, atheletic areas, restrooms, auditoriums)
Arena and Stadiums (seats, vendor booths, suites, restrooms)
Military (tanks, ships, barracks, mess halls, PX)
Office buildings (public areas, restrooms, conference rooms)
Airplanes (cabins, lavatories, galleys)
First-responder vehicles for firemen, policemen, EMTs
Daycare and Senior Care centers
How HOCl is applied as a disinfectant/sanitizer.
Mobile mounted fogging machines (for extremely large areas e.g. stadiums)
Drum-mounted foggers (for blasting large rooms)
Hand-held electric fogger (for mobile use indoors and out)
Pump-up garden sprayers
Created for educational purposes. August 2020.