HOCl for Disinfection
Given its power to destroy microbes without leaving harmful residues, Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) is a preferred choice for preserving fresh produce and is USDA-approved for organic crop production. More importantly, it’s a great multi-purpose disinfectant for cleaning around the house or office.
This EPA-registered disinfectant kills 99.99% of germs, mold, mildew, and even respiratory viruses, including those responsible for flus and COVID-19. It’s also EPA approved to kill C-Diff at 200ppm. It is as effective as conventional cleaners but with zero toxic chemicals. Moreover, it has been certified 100% allergen-free by the Mayo Clinic’s SkinSafe product safety rating system. Let's explore further the diverse applications of HOCl and why it should be hailed as the unsung hero of disinfection.
Preserving Fresh Produce with HOCl
In the agri-food sector, maintaining the freshness of produce while ensuring safety from harmful pathogens is a challenge. The use of traditional disinfectants often leaves unwanted chemical residues, compromising the quality and safety of the produce. This is where HOCl shines brightly. Approved by the USDA for organic crop production, it effectively eliminates a wide range of microbes without leaving any harmful residues, ensuring the safety and freshness of produce.
HOCl: A Powerful Household Disinfectant
While HOCl is potent in destroying microbes, it does so without producing harmful byproducts. This property makes HOCl an excellent choice for household cleaning and disinfection. From kitchen countertops to children's toys, HOCl-based disinfectants can safely be used on a variety of surfaces. As an EPA-registered disinfectant, HOCl offers robust protection against a broad spectrum of germs, mold, mildew, and respiratory viruses, providing a safe environment for you and your family.
Effective Against Respiratory Viruses
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining hygiene has taken on a new level of importance. The EPA has recognized HOCl as effective against the virus, thus offering an efficient means to disinfect our homes, workplaces, and public spaces. By killing 99.99% of respiratory viruses, HOCl serves as a powerful weapon in our fight against infectious diseases.
Certified Safe and Allergen-Free
Although its disinfection power is impressive, what sets HOCl apart is its safety profile. Unlike many traditional disinfectants that contain harsh chemicals, HOCl is gentle and non-toxic. In fact, the Mayo Clinic's SkinSafe product safety rating system has certified it as 100% allergen-free, adding another feather to HOCl's cap.
Conclusion: Unmasking the Hero
Hypochlorous Acid, the unsung hero of disinfection, is making waves in various sectors due to its potent antimicrobial properties and safety profile. Whether it's maintaining the freshness of produce, disinfecting households, or combating harmful viruses, HOCl's versatility and efficacy are unmatched. As we continue to unveil its potential, HOCl's star will only rise, earning the recognition it truly deserves in the realm of disinfection and beyond.
About the Author: Rick O'Shea is the CEO of ByoPlanet, a publicly traded company at the forefront of the intersection between health and technology. With a profound passion for improving indoor air quality and enhancing lives, Rick leads the development of commercial and consumer products that revolutionize indoor environments. His visionary leadership has positioned ByoPlanet as an industry trailblazer, introducing innovative solutions that prioritize clean air, quality sleep, and the well-being of people, plants, and animals. By fostering a culture of innovation and advocating for greater awareness, Rick drives positive change and inspires individuals to make informed choices about their living and working spaces, shaping a healthier and safer future.