HOCl is a chemical that occurs naturally in our bodies, where it is used by the immune systems to fight off bacterial and viral infections. Much like our naturally made HOCl, commercial salt-based hypochlorous acid is effective enough to quickly destroy dangerous germs without being harmful to humans, animals, or plants. It is safe on all hard, non-porous surfaces, even food prep surfaces.
Hypochlorous acid is formed by creating a solution of salt in water, then subjecting that to electrolysis. Various concentrations and forms of HOCl are available, with the most common being hypochlorous acid spray.
HOCl spray offers an all-natural non-toxic alternative to traditional chemical cleaners such as bleach and multipurpose cleaners. Salt based HOCI has surprisingly strong cleaning power. Unlike some other cleaners, hypochlorous acid works in a matter of seconds, does not have to be wiped away and is 99.9% effective at removing and killing dangerous pathogens.
Because hypochlorous acid is such a strong yet gentle cleaner and disinfectant, it can be used for a variety of purposes. Here are some of the most common uses of HOCl.
HOCl has been used in commercial and industrial cleaning applications for years, thanks to its sustainability, safety, and efficacy. It is easy to use, fast-acting, and can be distributed over large areas while still destroying almost any bacteria or virus in its path. Hypochlorous acid spray is therefore used across various sectors and areas, including warehouses, factories, hospitals, medical facilities, schools, care centers, office buildings, and many more.
Hypochlorous acid products are becoming increasingly popular at-home cleaners, thanks to their non-toxic makeup and effective cleaning and disinfecting powers. It can be used throughout the home, from bathrooms to kitchens and everywhere in between, replacing traditional cleaners such as bleach, window cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, and even rug cleaner. HOCl does not emit any fumes and does not leave behind dangerous residue, making it simple and effective to use even around young children or pets.
Unlike many household cleaners, hypochlorous acid can be safely used on and around pets. Veterinary care products designed for wound care often contain HOCl to help fight infection and kill bacteria. It can also be used for post- and pre-surgery treatment or for fighting off eye and ear infections. HOCl may also help remove odors around animal bedding and litter boxes, thanks to its ability to kill bacteria that cause bad smells.
Hypochlorous acid can kill microbes and other dangerous entities quickly and without leaving behind dangerous residues. As a result, the FDA has approved certain HOCl concentrations for food preparation. It is commonly used to wash and preserve fresh produce or pre-cut foods and has also been approved by the USDA for organic crops.
*Above are general and commonly recognized HOCl facts. They are not claims made by Salt Science, Inc. or Morton Salt and are not descriptive of any actual products offered by either.