There’s a new cleaning solution on the market that’s making waves for its efficacy and safety: hypochlorous acid. This natural compound is already used in places like spas to kill bacteria, but its new application is seeing much wider use. In this blog post, we will talk all about hypochlorous acid. Let’s get started.

So What Exactly is Hypochlorous Acid?

Hypochlorous acid is a natural compound that is produced by our immune cells to fight infection. It’s also found in small amounts in swimming pools and spas, where it’s used to kill bacteria. When applied to the skin, it has been shown to be effective in treating acne, eczema, and other skin conditions.

What Is Done With Hypochlorous Acid?

Here at 21st Century Healthcare Inc. our Hydrolyte® disinfectant is made locally in Little River, SC. It is freshly made for customer orders. And Hydrolyte® is also registered by the United States Department of Environmental Protection (EPA) in every state. 

The solution is placed in a holding tank until it is needed. We use an electrolysis process that runs a current through the water, which splits the water molecules into their component parts: hydrogen and oxygen. The oxygen then reacts with the chlorine to form hypochlorous acid.

Once we have our solution, we package it, where it is later used to clean a variety of different surfaces by consumers and businesses. 

How Does Hypochlorous Acid Work?

Hypochlorous acid works by breaking down the cell walls of bacteria and viruses, which destroys them. It’s a broad-spectrum disinfectant, which means that it is effective against a wide range of bacteria and viruses. Hypochlorous acid is also a powerful oxidizing agent, which means it can break down dirt, grime, and other organic matter. Additionally, it is non-toxic and does not produce harmful byproducts. It’s eco-friendly and all-natural.

Where is Hypochlorous Acid Used?

Hypochlorous acid can be used on a variety of different surfaces, including countertops, floors, bathrooms, kitchens, and more. It’s safe to use around children and pets, and can be used on food-prep surfaces. It’s also effective in killing mold and mildew. 

But beyond that, our Hydrolyte® solution is now used by hospitals to keep staff and patients safe. Hospital disinfection is taken extremely seriously, so it says a lot when these hospitals begin using Hydrolyte®. It’s an extremely safe disinfectant for healthcare facilities, businesses, schools, and homes. Hypochlorous acid is so safe that it is even used to care for new tattoos and to disinfect fruits and vegetables.

COVID & Hypochlorous Acid

As the world still grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, hypochlorous acid has become an essential tool in the fight against the virus. Hypochlorous acid is effective in killing the virus that causes COVID-19. The EPA recognizes hypochlorous acid as being 60-100 times stronger than bleach with the ability to completely kill the virus in usually just one minute.

The Importance of Penetrating Pathogenic Microorganism Cell Walls

There are many bacteria in our bodies and in the world some are friendly and some make us very sick. These cells are called pathogenic microorganisms, and they can cause everything from the common cold to life-threatening diseases. The good news is that there are ways to kill these cells and protect ourselves from their harmful effects.

One powerful weapon against pathogenic microorganisms is hypochlorous acid. This substance is able to penetrate the cell walls of pathogenic microorganisms, killing them and preventing them from causing disease. It’s able to move into a pathogen and disrupt the DNA, killing the pathogen.

The Dangers of Traditional Cleaners

If you’re one of those people who use traditional cleaners with toxic chemicals, you might want to think about switching to Hypochlorous acid. Not only is it just as effective, but it’s also much safer for your lungs and respiratory system. Traditional cleaners often contain harsh chemicals that can lead to lung irritation and even breathing problems, especially in children.

They can also leave behind a toxic residue that can be dangerous if inhaled or ingested. Hydrolyte® disinfectants are different. They are made with natural ingredients that are gentle on your lungs and won’t leave behind any harmful residue. 

Final Thoughts

As you can see, hypochlorous acid is a powerful tool in the fight against pathogenic microorganisms. If you are looking for a cleaner that can kill pathogenic microorganisms, be sure to look for one that contains hypochlorous acid. 

Learn more about 21st Century Healthcare’s Hydrolyte® disinfecting solution here.