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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not listed, please email Y2X Life Sciences at info@y2xlifesciences.com and a representative will get back to you shortly.

What is Y2X Life Sciences?

Y2X Life Sciences is a team of science and technology-led bioscientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs revolutionizing the disinfection industry. We develop innovative products and technologies that cross economic and cultural borders to make the greatest global impact. Relentless in our pursuit to prevent future pandemics like COVID-19, we are committed to keeping people and environments safe by reducing the transmission of diseases around the world. Visit our about page to meet our team and learn more.

What is HOCl?

Hypochlorous (HOCl) is a broad-spectrum disinfectant and sanitizer for commercial and household use. Made from clean ingredients, it leaves no chemical residue and breaks down into simple salt and water after use. Our hypochlorous-based products are registered on the EPA’s List N to kill 99.9% of bacteria, fungi, and viruses, including coronavirus. Visit our Hypochlorous page to learn more.

How does HOCl work?

Our hypochlorous (HOCl) based products kill 99.9% of bacteria, fungi, and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, safely and effectively. HOCl is produced by neutrophils in the white blood cells of your body to fight infections. It kills most pathogens by damaging their cell walls, then entering and disrupting proteins, lipids, and DNA. Tough on germs, yet gentle enough to use around people, animals, and food without the need for PPE or to evacuate crowded spaces, even indoors.

What are the medical uses of HOCl?

Frequently asked questions around Hypochlorous (HOCl) pertain to the field of medicine. HOCl is cleared as a 510(k) antimicrobial medical device by the U.S. FDA, to be used for management of minor irritations, cuts, burns, and other conditions.  It is also cleared by the FDA to treat blepharitis, pinkeye, and other eye conditions.  It has “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) status from the FDA, and is frequently used by dentists and oral surgeons to disinfect wounds in the mouth after oral surgery.  

How often can HOCl be applied?

Unlike many commercial disinfectants that can sometimes be volatile, cause skin irritations, or are pungent in odor, our all-natural hypochlorous-based disinfectants are tough on germs yet safe for use around people, animals, and food without the need for PPE or to evacuate crowded spaces, even indoors. Spray on surfaces to kill a wide variety of bacteria and viruses, including coronaviruses, Hepatitis A and B, Influenza, HIV/AIDS, and MRSA. Use whenever and wherever disinfection is needed. Ideal for repeated use throughout the day.  

Is HOCl really safe as a disinfectant?

Yes. Our hypochlorous based products produce no fumes that can harm lungs if inhaled, won’t irritate skin or eyes on contact, and break down into simple salt and water after use. Hypochlorous is tough on germs, yet gentle enough to use on any hard, non-porous surface and ticks all the boxes in our desire to create healthier and safer environments for people and the planet.

  • Made with clean, clear ingredients
  • HOCl is considered “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) by the FDA
  • USDA-approved as an antimicrobial agent for use during production and preparation of whole or cut, pre-formed, and processed meat, poultry, fish, seafood, fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs
  • Ideal for use on food preparation surfaces, glassware, kitchen tools, medical equipment, and pacifiers, even in high concentrations
  • Safe for use around people, animals, and food without the need for PPE or to evacuate, even indoors
  • Hypochlorous is not a bleach and contains no alcohol, Quats, Hydrogen Peroxide, Phenolics, or Iodophors
  • Disinfect and deodorize hospitals, clinics, ERs, NICUs, and pediatric units from ceiling to floor safely and effectively
  • Our hypochlorous based disinfectants are ready-to-use with no rinse required

How is HOCl better than other disinfectants?

Unlike many commercial disinfectants that can sometimes be volatile, cause skin irritations, or are pungent in odor, our hypochlorous based products are all-natural, safe, effective, and fast-acting. Hypochlorous is not a bleach and contains no alcohol, Quats, Hydrogen Peroxide, Phenolics, or Iodophors. Our hypochlorous based products can be used whenever and wherever to prevent the transmission or spread of germs, bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Made with clean, clear ingredients, hypochlorous breaks down into simple salt and water after use.

What happens if I get HOCl in my eyes?

You should experience no adverse health reactions if HOCl is sprayed or splashed into your eyes. The salt concentration in HOCl is very similar to tears. In fact, many eye doctors use HOCl based solutions to treat eye infections like blepharitis and pink eye. Medical reports show that it is also effective in curing a wide range of bacterial and viral eye infections. 

How long does a surface or object stay disinfected?

Over time, a surface subject to exposure or contaminants will repeatedly need to be cleaned and disinfected. This is true for any disinfectant, as they do not guarantee long-term protection.

What is electrostatic spray technology?

Electrostatic spray technology is a revolutionary way to apply cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants to large areas and surfaces. It provides better coverage in less time than traditional methods. Unlike trigger sprayers, electrostatic sprayers prevent liquid pooling by charging droplets as they leave the spray nozzle. This causes the droplets to repel one another, preventing them from coming together and forming larger droplets. Charged droplets also “wrap” themselves around surfaces providing even and consistent surface coverage.

What is the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting?

Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces and objects using soap or detergent and water. Cleaning physically removes debris, along with most germs and viruses from surfaces. Cleaning is always recommended before disinfecting or sanitizing any appliance, tool, or surface.

Sanitizing is meant to reduce the occurrence and growth of bacteria only. Sanitizing is better than cleaning alone, but disinfection is recommended to reduce pathogens on environmental surfaces.

Disinfecting kills viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens on surfaces and objects. Disinfection is appropriate for frequently touched surfaces and surfaces likely to harbor pathogens.

Do you have more questions?

At Y2X Life Sciences, our expert team of bioscientists, experts, advisors, and consultants are happy to answer your most frequently asked questions. We have extensive experience in the biosciences, gaining regulatory approvals, and bringing innovative pharmaceutical products to market. Our products and services apply to a broad spectrum of industries and environments.

Contact Us to learn how the scientists and experts at Y2X Life Sciences can help you keep your facilities safe.

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