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Learn about the different forms of chlorine-based solutions and why the level of chlorine matters in the generation of HOCl.
Hypochlorous acid acts as a destructive biological agent against disease pathogens in the human body.
Read an excerpt from White's Handbook of Chlorination and Alternative Disinfectants to learn more about the disinfectant superiority of hypochlorous acid versus hypochlorite (bleach).
Hypochlorous acid is a powerful disinfectant with many applications for medicine and healthcare. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly valued as a non-toxic form of sanitization.
A study conducted on diabetic patients with foot infections found hypochlorous acid to be a highly effective, low-cost alternative to popular antiseptic solutions such as hydrogen peroxide or iodine.
Two healthcare facilities in Germany and Italy tested hypochlorous acid as a treatment for large amounts of legionella bacteria residing in their hot water systems. The results proved that hypochlorous acid is highly effective at destroying legionella and reducing harmful water line biofilm.
This article from UC Davis outlines the recommended ppm measurements for specific types of fresh-cut produce, biofilm elimination, and other agriculture applications of hypochlorous acid.
Hypochlorous acid is an effective disinfectant against Bordetella, mouse hepatitis virus, and Staphylococcus
Researchers studied the effect of weak hypochlorous acid on several common pathogens found in animal care facilities. They found no trace of Bordetella, parvovirus, and Staphylococcus after treating the pathogens with HOCl.
Researchers in South Korea studied the effectiveness of hypochlorous acid as an oral mouthwash as compared to chlorhexidine and a saline solution. They found that HOCl was significantly more effective in preventing against halitosis, bacterial growth, and dental caries activity.
The history of chlorine-based disinfectants and hypochlorous acid's efficacy as a cleanroom sanitizer
Hypochlorous acid has been proven to be 80-100 times more effective as a cleanroom sanitizer than bleach (hypochlorite).
Dentists are the most likely of all healthcare workers to contract COVID-19 due to the nature of their work. HOCl fogging can act as an effective disinfectant and preventative sanitizer for dental offices and equipment.
Place like South Korea implemented regular fogging of HOCl throughout their cities to effectively limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Fogging with hypochlorous acid presents a quick, cost-effective way to disinfect groups of people (ie; healthcare workers) without daily exposure to harmful chemicals.
Hypochlorous acid is a non-toxic, non-corrosive, and well-researched disinfectant that can be used to sanitize surgeries, restaurants, greenhouses, and more.
Unlike the industry-standard chlorhexidine and povidone iodine, hypochlorous acid does not cause inflammation, staining/stinging, or skin irritation. It can be applied to sensitive skin areas such as mouth or eye tissue.
Hypochlorous acid can be used to disinfect optometrist equipment, surgeries, and as pre-and post-operative care.
Chemical analysis of hypochlorous acid and general overview of its applications
Hypochlorous acid greatly reduced microbial growth on milking equipment and inside water lines at a dairy operation.
Hypochlorous acid can be added to livestock water supplies to prevent disease and infection, fogged in barns and dairies, applied topically to mastitis, and used to sanitize milking equipment and storage tanks.