HOCl (Hypochlorous Acid), is naturally produced in our bodies by our white blood cells to fight off pathogens.
Advances in technology have enabled us to manufacture stable and highly potent HOCl through a process called Electro-Chemical Activation (ECA)
Frequently asked questions
Safe Disinfectant smells like bleach to me, isn't it 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. It is even used medically to treat eye conditions!
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.
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.
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 microbe cell wall causing it to burst and die.