Information on Hypochlorous
Hypochlorous acid is lethal to almost every pathogen known to man but completely harmless to humans and other mammals. It is a disinfectant that is 100 to 300 times more effective than bleach (NaClO example Milton) – yet is nontoxic and non-irritating! Bacteria cannot develop resistance to it – in fact, in scientific tests it has killed every pathogen (virus, bacteria, fungus, mold, etc) which it has been scientifically tested against. Not only is hypochlorous acid an amazing disinfectant but it also speeds up the healing. Why this is so is not precisely known but it is likely to do with the “redox” reaction, a key process of this special solution. It is believed that increases Bioactivity by facilitating improved inter cellular communication. Although “acid” – it actually isn’t acidic at all because it only exists as a near neutral pH solution! The reported benefits of Hypochlorous Acid include: • Speeds up healing of wounds • Disinfects wounds, cuts, burns, etc • Kills bacteria and viruses on contact including E.Coli, Listeria, Salmonella, HIV, and MRSA • Kills fungi and moulds • Isn’t harmful to humans or animals • Non-irritating, non-stinging The possible uses of Hypochlorous Acid include: • Wound healing and disinfection • Eye infections • Ear infections • Sore throats • Flu’s or other illnesses • Food poisoning • Disinfecting tools, surfaces, equipment • Disinfecting vegetables / fruits / meats • Disinfecting areas that have been infected by vomit or diarrhoea • Disinfecting linens / materials (i.e covered in diarrhoea, vomit, or blood in disaster situations) • Disinfecting ALL airborne pathogens by placing in a humidifier • Disinfecting water of all pathogens • Disinfecting dishwashers Hypochlorous Acid was discovered by chemists in the early 1800’s and has been in constant use since that time. It was even used to treat soldier’s wounds during WWI. One of the many benefits of HOCl is that it reverts back into an environmentally friendly form (i.e. mainly water).