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Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is an inexpensive, generally available, non-toxic, and practical disinfectant that is effective in sanitizing against the COVID-19 virus. This article reviews the evidence for using HOCl in the office, clinic, hospital or industrial setting on a daily basis. The method used to assemble recommendations was a review of the literature including evidence for this solution when used in different locations and industries.
The results indicate that HOCl can be used with a high predictability for disinfecting against the COVID-19 virus. It is also extremely effective in sanitizing and disinfecting against the COVID-19 virus as well as multiple other microbes. It's almost pH neutral which makes it safe to use on most materials.
Biobrume's stabilized HOCl has a half-life of 12 months, or an effective shelf life of 18 months. HOCl generated from dissolving dry calcium hypochlorite, which has been the generally accepted way to make HOCl in the past, has a shelf life of approximately four hours, which makes it impractical for use in healthcare, pharma or other commercial settings unless it's generated on site, on-demand.