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Hypochlorous Acid (HOCI)

Our disinfecting solution allows you to spray, mist or wipe an effective solution that will kill both airborne and surface Corona-virus. This Solution is Hypochlorous Acid

What Is Hypochlorous Acid?

Hypochlorous acid is one of the most natural and effective known biocidal agents known to man, which is produced by the human body’s natural immune system to fight infections.

It is also known as “Electrolyzed Water” or “Super Oxidized Water”

Numerous independent labs and scientific journals have confirmed that commercially produced hypochlorous acid is highly effective at killing a wide variety of viruses, bacteria, fungi, mould, spores, and mildew by destroying the cell membranes and proteins; all while having no adverse health effects on humans or the environment.

Why have I never heard of hypochlorous acid?

It has been used in the medical field for over a century. Before antibiotics were available, HOCI was used to disinfect wounds during World War I.

HOCI is currently used in everyday settings including daycares, hospitals, grocery stores, industry, government buildings, arenas, and residences.

What’s the Difference Between a Sanitizer and a Disinfectant?

Sanitizers only kill a percentage of viruses and bacteria and are often advertised at up to a 99.9% kill rate.

Meaning, out of 1 million viruses and bacteria, it will leave behind a minimum of 1000 viruses and bacteria to grow, reproduce, and re-contaminate the surface or environment.

The organisms that remain on the surface after sanitization, may build up a tolerance to the sanitizer and after repeated applications, will produce “superbugs”.

A disinfectant however, including hypochlorous acid, kills a 100% of the viruses and bacteria on the surface or environment.

Meaning that out of 1 million viruses and bacteria, ZERO survive.

Hypochlorous acid is a highly effective disinfectant against killing harmful bacteria, viruses, pathogens, germs, bugs, spores, algae, yeast, mould and fungi.

Is Hypochlorous Acid Safe for Humans and the Environment?

HOCI carries zero warnings and is classed as non-hazardous.

According to, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), hypochlorous acid has no requirements for storage, handling, or disposal and has no detrimental effect on the environment.

It can be safely used to disinfect surfaces and skin (hand sanitizer) with no degreasing effect on the skin, contains no alcohol, does not sting, does not irritate or crack the hands when applied, and is capable of killing a broad range of bacteria, viruses, and pathogens.

Why Is Hypochlorous Acid Not More Commonly Used as a Disinfectant?

It is actually more common than you think. In fact, hypochlorous acid is used widely around the world in a variety of industries from food processing plants to water treatment and is used extensively in the medical field.

When the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak hit, many countries were quick to adopt hypochlorous acid as their disinfection molecule of choice.

It was (and is currently) fogged on public transport, in hospitals, and schools around the world.

Streets were sprayed down and “disinfection tunnels” were constructed where people simply walk through a mist of HOCl to instantly disinfect themselves and their clothing.

As sanitizing, fogging, and disinfection have now become an integral part of our daily life, we now see hypochlorous acid (HOCl) being accepted more widely throughout the world as the benchmark for a rapid, effective, and a sustainable disinfectant.

Whats the Difference Between Hypochlorous Acid and Bleach?

Sodium hypochlorite (NaClO, or commonly known as bleach) is a chlorine compound and is most commonly used as a disinfectant. It is highly alkaline and therefore irritating and corrosive to the skin, lungs, and eyes and must be handled and disposed of with great care.

Hypochlorous acid (HOCI) is a more effective and safer molecule used to disinfect wounds, surfaces, offices, common areas, water systems, air spaces and any other environment where germs, bacteria, pathogens, and viruses harbor.

It is not corrosive or irritating and requires no special handling or disposal, or personal protection equipment requirements (PPE) yet it is 100 times more effective than sodium hypochlorite against germs, bacteria, and viruses.

Can Hypochlorous Acid Be Fogged?

Yes, Hypochlorous Acid is the perfect fogging solution offering superior protection against a broad spectrum of pathogens. It is non-corrosive, non-flammable, contains no alcohol and has no irritating effects on the human body, which means personal protection equipment (PPE) is not required during application. It is also approximately 100x more effective than bleach, providing a fast-action sporicidal disinfectant, and is suitable for use on a wide range of surfaces and materials.

Hypochlorous Acid vs. Sanitizing Wet Wipes?

A study, performed at the Cardiff University, found that wet sanitization wipes spread deadly superbugs because most wet wipes, including Lysol Wipes, dry out before the solution has had the required “dwell time*” to effectively kill surface bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens.

However, hypochlorous acid can be sprayed liberally on all surfaces killing mould, bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens within seconds.

*The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines dwell time as, “the amount of time that a sanitizer or disinfectant must be in contact with the surface, and remain wet, in order to achieve the product’s advertised kill rate.”

Hypochlorous Acid vs. Alcohol as a Sanitizer/disinfectant?

Alcohol is a popular disinfectant to use in offices and homes for wiping down surfaces, common areas, furniture, door knobs, and is a key ingredient in hand sanitizer found on the market today.

Ethyl alcohol (70%) is considered more effective compared to isopropyl alcohol, however both are bacterial, fungicidal, and viricidal.

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are used multiple times per day in many offices and businesses, but over time repeated use may lead to hand dermatitis, eczema, and other skin related conditions.

HOCI can be used in place of alcohol-based hand sanitizers with no risk of irritating side effects or toxic added fragrances, making it perfect for those with multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS).

If hypochlorous acid is such a powerful weapon against germs, bacteria, and viruses, why isn’t it more widely used?

HOCI was very cost prohibitive to produce until recent improvements to the commercial generators required to produce the acid.

Also, HOCI was stable for only a short period of time before it became saltwater.

Technology has alleviated this issue and now HOCI can remain stable of years.

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Facts and Information

Source: WebMD

The coronavirus can live for hours to days on surfaces like countertops and doorknobs. How long it survives depends on the material the surface is made from.

Here’s a guide to how long coronaviruses — the family of viruses that includes the one that causes COVID-19 — can live on some of the surfaces you probably touch on a daily basis:

Metal – 5 Days

Examples: doorknobs, silverware

Wood – 4 Days

Examples: furniture, decking

Plastics – 2 to 3 days

Examples: packaging like milk containers and detergent bottles

Stainless steel – 2 to 3 days

Examples: refrigerators, pots and pans, sinks

Cardboard – 24 Hours

Examples: shipping boxes

Copper – 4 hours

Examples: teakettles, cookware

Aluminum – 2 to 8 hours

Examples: soda cans, tinfoil

Glass – 5 Days

Examples: drinking glasses, measuring cups, mirrors, windows

Ceramics – 5 days

Examples: dishes, pottery, mugs

Paper – varies

The length of time varies. Some strains of coronavirus live for only a few minutes on paper, while others live for up to 5 days.

Food

Coronavirus doesn’t seem to spread through exposure to food.

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to Manitoba COVID-19 Prevention Orders in effect as of November 12, 2020 PEG has had to fully close premises to the public. We will offer no-contact delivery of Disinfectant Products and Services, please contact us via email at info@purifyenvirogroup.ca