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HOCl

The Future of Disinfection

Safe and Non-Toxic


No harsh chemicals or fumes; no PPE required

Kills Coronavirus and Other Pathogens

EPA registered as 99.9% effective against Coronavirus

Ready to Use


No dilution required; no need to wipe after applying

Common Disinfectants
Are Toxic For People and
the Environment.

HOCl is the the only non-toxic and environmentally
safe disinfectant approved for use against coronavirus

What is HOCl?

Hypochlorous (HOCl) is among the world’s most potent disinfectants. HOCl is “nature’s germ killer” and made by the human body as a natural immune response to fight infections. Completely non-toxic to humans and other mammals, it’s highly effective at eliminating germs, bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, the respiratory illness that causes COVID-19.

The World's Most Versatile Disinfectant

Safe. Low Cost. Effective.

EPA List-N

Registered on the EPA’s “List N” as effective against coronavirus

Hospital Grade Disinfectant

Kills a wide range of dangerous bacteria, viruses, yeast, fungi, and mold

All Natural and Organic

Made from salt, water, and electricity

FDA Approved

FDA approved to be sprayed into eyes for pink-eye, mouths for gingivitis, and more

No Chemical Residue

Does not require wiping or rinsing after application, even on food contact surfaces

Safe for Repeated Use

Does not require evacuating environments during application

Efficacy

Proven effective against event the strongest pathogens

Bacteria

Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538)

Salmonella enterica (ATCC 10708)

Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 15442)

Streptococcus pyogenes (ATCC 19615)

Enterococcus faecalis (VRE) (ATCC 51575)

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) (ATCC 33592)

Listeria monocytogenes (ATCC 19117)

Escherichia coli (ATCC 11229)

Kill Time

10 Minutes

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Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (ATCC VR-733)

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (ATCC VR-734)

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Type 1, Strain HTLV-IIIe

Influenza A (H1N1) (ATCC VR-1469)

Rhinovirus Type 37 (ATCC VR-1147, Strain 151-1)

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) (ATCC VR-26)

Human Coronavirus (ATCC VR-740, Strain 229E)

Kill Time

10 Minutes

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Fungi/Vet

Trichophyton mentagrophytes (ATCC 9533)

Kill Time

10 Minutes

What's The Difference Between Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting?

Cleaning

  • Removes visible debris with soap or detergent
  • Reduces number of germs
  • Cleaners are neither regulated nor require testing for effectiveness

Sanitizing

  • Falls between cleaning and disinfection
  • Reduces or eliminates bacteria
  • Sanitizers are only certified for bacteria

Disinfection

  • Most effective method for reducing or eliminating germs
  • Eliminates wider range of microorganisms
  • Disinfectants are certified for bacteria, mold, germs, mildew, fungi, viruses, i.e., COVID-19

Registered and Approved

HOCl has been widely researched and tested

HOCl Has a Wide Range of Uses

Ideal for home, business, school, and medical and clinical settings

Offices

Schools and Classrooms

Toys and Pacifiers

Gyms

Restaurants and Cafeterias

Hospitals and Clinics

Stores and Retail

Skincare

Learn More About How Non-Toxic HOCl
Can Work For Your Business or Organization

FAQs

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 your shortly.

What is HOCl?

HOCl, or hypochlorous acid (pronounced “H, O, C, and L” in lowercase), is a simple molecule with the central oxygen connected to chlorine and hydrogen atoms through single bonds – much like water in a swimming pool. Unlike chlorine, HOCl is part of our natural immune system and present in every white blood cell used to fight infections.

How does HOCl work?

HOCl is a powerful oxidant (800 to 1,000 millivolt). Fast-acting, HOCl kills most pathogens on contact by damaging the cell walls or inactivating pathogens by entering and disrupting proteins, lipids, and DNA. Identical to the molecule that white blood cells use to fight off infections, HOCl is a key component in disinfectants and medicines used in skincare, eye drops, and PAP cleaners.

Why is HOCl better than bleach?

Bleach can sometimes be volatile, corrosive, cause skin irritations, or pungent in odor. HOCI is a safe, all natural, non-toxic bacteria and virus killing disinfectant approved for disinfectant use by the CDC and tested by the NIH and multiple academic bodies around the world and kills 99.999% of most pathogens on contact. Unlike caustic bleach and chemicals, HOCI breaks down into a non-toxic and eco-friendly saline solution.

What are the advantages of HOCl over other disinfectants?

Unlike bleach and commercial disinfectants that can sometimes be volatile, cause skin irritations, or are pungent in odor, HOCI is an all natural, non-toxic bacteria and virus killing disinfectant approved for use by the CDC, tested by the NIH, and reviewed by multiple academic bodies around the world. Fast-acting, HOCl kills 99.999% of most pathogens on contact. Unlike caustic bleach and chemicals, HOCI safely breaks down into a non-toxic and eco-friendly saline solution.

What is HOCl disinfectant made from?

HOCl is made from salt and very clean water. That’s it. There are no other ingredients. When molecules of salt (NaCl, sodium chloride) and water (H20) are combined using an electrochemical engineering process, the result is a stable, non-toxic, safe, powerful, and effective disinfectant.

How is HOCl solution applied?

The most common method used to apply HOCl solution is by spraying: 

  1. directly onto a surface using a nozzle spray, household spray bottle, or electrostatic disinfectant sprayer.
  2. onto a paper towel or clean cloth and using enough HOCl solution to ensure full coverage.
  3. by immersing medical tools, footwear, objects, and instruments into the solution.

How should I use HOCl solution as a disinfectant?

Following standard cleaning protocols, HOCl completely disinfects any surface or object on contact. For larger areas like hospital rooms or clinic waiting areas, it is recommended that HOCl disinfectant solution be dispersed in fog or spray form. In frequently contaminated areas, like fingerprint scanners, door knobs, and hospital bed railings, it can be sprayed or applied with a clean cloth or paper towel as often as necessary.

How often can HOCl be applied?

HOCl disinfectant solutions can be used whenever an area has been exposed to a contaminant, or as often as one feels necessary in preventing the spread. HOCl is safe for humans, textiles, and surfaces and presents no adverse health effects.

Is HOCl really safe to use as a disinfectant?

Yes, HOCl is safe and can be applied to skin, textiles, surfaces, and dispersed aerially multiple times per day with no adverse health effects. Even if you use HOCl all day on people, surfaces, or as a mist or fog, there are no adverse side effects nor need for use of personal protective equipment (PPE). You can even spray or drop HOCl into the eyes and mouth. HOCl has been thoroughly tested by independent labs for use as a disinfectant.

  • In the U.S., HOCl is considered “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS)* by the FDA.
  • At least six HOCl-based products are included in the U.S. EPA’s list of products effective against COVID-19 and other emerging pathogens.
  • HOCl has been approved by the U.S. EPA as an antimicrobial pesticide formula additive alternative approved for use on dairy and food processing equipment, tools, and utensils.
  • The USDA has approved HOCl 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.

Is HOCl dangerous?

No. HOCl is not dangerous. HOCl solution has been thoroughly tested by independent labs for use as a disinfectant and gained numerous approvals by the U.S. EPA as an antimicrobial pesticide formula additive, the USDA an an antimicrobial agent, and “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS)* by the FDA.

What happens if HOCl gets into 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 pinkeye. Medical reports show that it is also effective in curing a wide range of bacterial and viral eye infections.

What is Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water (EO) and is it the same as HOCl?

Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water (EO) is electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid (HOCl), a neutral-to-acidic electrolyzed water. More than 100 years of study demonstrates HOCI is 100 times more effective than chlorine bleach at killing spoilage organisms on vegetables, bacteria, bacterial spores, and viruses. And yet, HOCl is much safer for humans, textiles, and surfaces with no adverse health effects. HOCl is also proven effective against foodborne pathogens.

What is the difference between HOCl and bleach?

HOCl is 80-200x more powerful than bleach as a disinfectant, though non-toxic to humans, plants, and animals. HOCl;

  • kills Coronavirus, mold, fungus, viruses, and bacteria – airborne and on contact.
  • is FDA approved for use in eyes to aid against pink-eye and the mouth to combat gingivitis.
  • Leaves no residue and breaks down over time into salt and water.

Why is HOCl more effective than bleach against Coronavirus?

Independent studies that show HOCl eliminates a higher percentage of dangerous organisms on surfaces than bleach. HOCl is proven to kill COVID-19, mold, fungus, viruses, and bacteria – both airborne and on contact. Unlike bleach, HOCl is much safer for humans, textiles, and surfaces with no adverse health effects. HOCl leaves no residue and breaks down over time into salt and water.

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