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The active ingredient in Disinfexol is Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl), the most effective species of chlorine with 100x the disinfecting power of bleach. It has a light swimming pool scent and is the same ingredient commonly used in wound, eye & veterinary care products because it’s so gentle and effective. However, not all HOCl products are created equally.

Disinfexol is produced in the HOCl form using a variation of membrane cell electrolysis and reverse osmosis water to generate an ion exchange (of Na for H), which creates a hydrogen-rich environment, and ultimately produces HOCl in the perfect pH range of 5.5-6.5 where 100% of HOCl free available chlorine is used to kill bacteria and viruses.

Using a superior process and incorporating only the purest ingredients, Disinfexol is EPA registered as hospital-grade, kills 99.99% of viruses and germs and yet contains no harsh chemicals or fragrances, no salt, leaves no residue, and has a 1 year proven GLP certified shelf-life – far greater than any other HOCl based product on the market.

To secure EPA registration as hospital grade, get added to List N and pass one year shelf-life stability, Disinfexol was tested in GLP labs using extremely rigorous EPA approved testing protocols, over multiple lots. Suppliers, purity, concentration & processing of all individual ingredients were approved, with strict statistical limits on all, along with rigorous safety reviews.

In the final analysis, years of research and development has led to a natural, stable, and efficacious disinfectant consisting of 99.935% reverse osmosis water and .065% HOCl. We proudly call it Disinfexol.

 

Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)

Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl), has been known for 150 years. In fact, our white blood cells naturally produce HOCl to fight infection in our bodies. It consists of three atoms; Hydrogen, Oxygen and Chlorine, and causes no resistance problems because of the simple one-step chemical reaction. HOCl is amazingly effective and carries a neutral charge, which is naturally attracted to negatively charged bacteria and viruses.

Chlorine in water splits into two forms, HOCl and Hypochlorite (OCl-). At the high pH range, which is the chlorine solution provided by bleach, chlorine is in the OCl- form and offers less germ killing power. Even at dilutions as low as 1 ounce of bleach to a gallon of water, the pH of the solution is 10.25 and all of chlorine is in the hypochlorite form (OCl-) ion. When produced in the 5.5 to 6.5 pH range (see scale below), HOCl comprises 100% of the free available chlorine. HOCl has 100 times the killing power of OCl- (bleach).

HOCl is safe and the only disinfectant that will not harm the environment and life. It helps control food safety, infection and bio-terror. HOCl is USDA, EPA and FDA approved.

HOCl has been proven to be highly effective against a wide variety of bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold and mildew based on results by independent test labs and scientific journals. These include:

NIH Studies of HOCl

“An ideal disinfectant and sanitizer must be nontoxic to surface contact, noncorrosive, effective in various forms... HOCl may be the disinfectant of choice for coronaviruses…”

“HOCl comprises many of the desired effects of the ideal disinfectant: It is easy to use, has a good safety profile, and can be used to disinfect large areas quickly and with a broad range of bactericidal and virucidal effects.”

NIH Study
Hypochlorous Acid: A Review
J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2020 Sep; 78(9): 1461–1466.


“Healthcare acquired infections are increasing. Current cleaning and disinfecting (C&D) methods subject staff to toxic chemicals and can be damaging to the facility. Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is a disinfecting solution that is 80–200 times more effective than bleach in surface disinfection of bacteria yet is nontoxic to humans.”

NIH Study
Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Nov; 5(Suppl 1): S346.

 

Disinfexol Overcomes HOCl’s Historical Challenges

Many properties of HOCl contribute to why it may be the disinfectant of choice…. Although the shelf life of HOCl is relatively short; it is effective for up to 2 weeks under ideal conditions…”

NIH Study
Hypochlorous Acid: A Review
J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2020 Sep; 78(9): 1461–1466.



Disinfexol is vastly different. We use a superior process and incorporate only the purest ingredients to enable us to produce stable, long-lasting HOCl with EPA approved hospital grade disinfecting abilities without losing any efficacy for 1 full year. This is far superior to any other HOCl based product on the market today.

 


 

Other Studies of HOCl

Efficacy: “HOCl > OCl– > inorganic chloramines > organic chloramines. The hierarchy clearly shows that free chlorine is more efficacious than combined chlorine. Also, as noted above, HOCl is 100 times more effective as a disinfectant than OCl–. Consequently, free chlorine is most effective at a pH of 5 to 7, where HOCl is the predominant form.”


Disinfection Using Chlorine Bleach
December, 2011 / OSU Biological Safety / Environmental Health & Safety / 541-737-4557





Safety: “HOCl exhibits broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity that is directly toxic to many bacteria and fungi and might also impart antiviral properties. Hypochlorous acid exhibits anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties based on multiple laboratory analyses. These properties appear to correlate with the potential therapeutic benefits of topically applied HOCl for a variety of skin disorders. Topical formulations of stabilized, pH-neutral HOCl (e.g., solution, gel, spray) have been evaluated in several studies demonstrating both antimicrobial effects and therapeutic benefit in many cutaneous disorders, including seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis-associated pruritus, acne vulgaris, diabetic foot ulcers, and hypertrophic scars/keloids. Topical HOCl appears to be well tolerated and safe, without any major adverse events reported.”



Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology Study
J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2018 Nov; 11(11): 36–39.


From another research study –

“Hypochlorous acid does not cause irritation to eyes and skin. Even it were ingested it causes no harm. Because it is so safe, it is the ideal sanitizer for direct food sanitation and food contact surfaces. It is also ideal in healthcare where it is used for wound cleansing, eye drops, and patient room disinfection replacing toxic chemicals such as bleach and quaternary ammonium (quats). Sanitation chemicals distributed in concentrated form are toxic and can be hazardous. Contact with skin or inhalation of fumes can cause irritation. These risks do not exist with hypochlorous acid.”