Frequently asked questions

"Safe Disinfectant smells like bleach to me, isn't is really just bleach?"

HOCl has a different chemical compostition from that of bleach. Therefore they behave differently. Bleach contains lye which is caustic and gives it the well known slippery feeling to our skin because it is literally breaking down the fatty tissue and oils of our skin. Bleach is a severe lung irritant, and can cause burns, eye damage, etc. HOCl is a saline solution which means that it is made from salt and water. In other countries, though not approved in Canada, it is even used medically to treat eye conditions.

Since HOCl is an acid, how can "Safe Disinfectant" be "safe"?

HOCl is a weak water soluble acid like in orange juice. HOCl is a powerful oxidizer that oxidizes the thin microbe cell wall causing it to burst and die without harming us.

Is HOCl harmful?

No! Actually HOCl is harmless: Our immune system produces Hypochlorous Acid in the white blood cells to fend off infections, bacterial and viral invasions. Veterinary usage of HOCl is well documented to treat various infections in animals. Historically used in the medical field to treat wound healing in humans. Though not approved in Canada, in several countries HOCl is approved to be directly applied into wounds to prevent infection and as anti-pathogenic eye drops for humans and animals.

Is it true, our white blood cells produce Hypochlorous Acid?

Yes! Neutrophils are a type of white blood cells. They are the first responders when our bodies are attacked by infection. Neutrophils are better known as "pus" and make up 40% of our blood. When an invader is present, neutrophils secrete an enzyme which after some processes, converts to Hypochlorous Acid. HOCl then causes the invader cells to burst. Check our our Science page to learn more.

Do you have any test results that prove that electrostatic spraying with HOCl is effective?

Yes we do! Click here to view.

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