HOCL stands for Hypoclorous Acid. It is an exceptionally effective germ killer, destroying up to 99.99% of bacteria and viruses. This level of efficacy is as good as it gets, and it is recognised for its protection against Covid-19.
Despite its strength as a sanitiser, HOCL is in fact a ‘weak acid’. It’s also found naturally in the human body. In the white blood cells of all mammals in fact. It’s completely non-toxic and is used for sterilising wounds. This makes it 100% safe for use in the home.
Safe use of HOCL:
- HOCL is safe to use on any surface – including skin and on open wounds. However it is a corrosive in large quantities, so it’s best to use a targeted amount, and no more. There’s no need to use a lot in any case, as it is so effective.
- However, it is not safe to drink! Keep out of reach of children and don’t gargle with it! (If you could drink it, it would kill the ‘good bacteria’ in your mouth and gut that are essential for good oral health and digestive function.)
How HOCL is used in the home:
HOCL is the primary ingredient in most disinfectants, sanitisers and degreasers.
HOCL is used in:
- Liquid sprays
- Aerosols and foggers
- Wet wipes
- Hand sanitisers
- Surface sanitisers
HOCL’s wide spectrum for use is thanks to its low-reactive qualities as well as its non-toxic chemistry. This makes it safe to mix with water for spray applications. Even though HOCL does react chemically when mixed with water, the corrosive effect is too low to cause any damage to people, pets and surfaces. It only damages the cells of bacteria and viruses.
In fact, HOCL is so safe you can use it for:
- Sanitising your toothbrush
- Sanitising baby bottles and pacifiers
Look for HOCL as the main sanitising ingredient in hand and surface sanitisers. It is the ideal alternative to toxic chemicals, and the non-toxic solution to all your sanitising and cleaning requirements.