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    CleanSmart Canada disinfectants contain Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl), an essential natural element of the immune system that helps kill germs, protect, and heal the human body.

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Germ Killer

HOCl is Nature’s Perfect Germ Killer™

The diagram to the left shows the way HOCl is produced in the human body and how it kills pathogens.

  1. Pathogens invade the body by entering the skin through a wound site.
  2. Neutrophils (a type of white blood cell) comes to the invaders and surrounds one.
  3. After surrounding, the neutrophil produces HOCl Acid to kill it.

CleanSmart products work by following the same process.

Hypochlorous Fast Facts

HOCl is produced in the white blood cells of all mammals. Since it is endogenous, it causes no harm, neither tissue damage nor skin irritation.
The white blood cells make it as needed to kill pathogens, including viruses, bacteria and fungus.
HOCl chemistry is used for eye infections, to kill germs in neo-natal hospital wards with preemie babies, for eczema, to cleanse Stage IV diabetic ulcer, and to kill bacteria in grocery stores through produce misters.
HOCl has been used in the medical field for years, and has many studies supporting positive results across numerous treatments and therapies.
HOCl chemistry is approved for use by both large governing bodies: the EPA for surface disinfecting and the FDA for use on skin.
HOCl is even used to extend the life of fresh flowers, to eliminate germs on fresh eggs and even used to help rice plants grow faster.

HOCl Scent and Questions About Bleach:

HOCl has a unique faint smell that is undetectable to most users, while very few people equate the smell to a swimming pool, while a small percentage of people have confused it with a faint bleach smell.

HOCl is not bleach. Laundry bleach is actually Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCl).

More Comparisons and Facts to Know:

Natural: “Bleach” (Sodium Hypochlorite) is a man-made chemical never found in nature; HOCl is naturally in all mammals’ immune systems.

Safety: “Bleach” as a germ-killing disinfectant is legally required to have multiple warnings and safety hazard precautions on their labels. HOCl germ-killing disinfectants are exempt from warnings and first aid labels.

Fumes: “Bleach” fumes are dangerous causing irritation and serious damage to respiratory systems and eyes. HOCl has zero dangers with respiratory systems or eyes.

CleanSmart Achievements in HOCl

The scientists at CleanSmart learned how to replicate Hypochlorous, and how to stabilize it in a bottle.

Ingredients are water and a little salt, which are then run through a special electrolyzing (also called ionizing) process.

It has been widely known for many years how to make HOCl. However, it was not shelf stable. Our scientists worked for many years to achieve & perfect shelf stability so that it can remain in a bottle.

HOCL is naturally unstable: it wants to ‘do its job’ and then revert back to saline. Once used or dried, HOCl reverts to saline water, leaving no chemical residue.

Our product is pH neutral, another scientific achievement from CleanSmart.

CleanSmart's HOCl is the only antimicrobial where the exact same product is EPA approved to be a Hospital Grade Disinfectant and also FDA approved to treat wounds or burns. The same solution does both! That is really smart science as we like to say - with extensive scientific, testing and regulatory work.


Disinfecting Surface Sprays
  • Active Ingredients
    • Hypochlorous Acid
    • 0.017%
  • Other Ingredients
    • Deionized Water
    • 99.919%
    • Sodium Chloride (Salt)
    • 0.06%
    • Hypochlorite Ion
    • 0.004%
  • EPA Reg 89896-2
    • Registered Disinfectant
    • Broad Spectrum Disinfectant
  • EPA Safety Signal Words
    • Exempt - No Warnings
    • No Physician Alerts
  • Health Canada

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