HOCl Trust for Hygiene and Safer Water

Some Frequently Asked Questions...

Image by kind permission of Ed Haynes

So if I donate, I'll get the information on how to make it myself at home?

One of our day-to-day missions is to help you avoid having to use toxic cleaning chemicals at home, so yes, we will provide you with this information.

Will you support me with any technical support?

YES! We are here to make it work. Just ask.

Is it legal?

Yes, unlike Polyhexanide (PHMB) there are no restrictions in using HOCl products by non-professional users so the field is open and will only increase as the forthcoming ban/restriction on PHMB takes effect.

Will it infringe on a patent?

It will not be infringing any patent as everything about HOCl is public domain.

Do organisms develop resistance to HOCl the same way as they do to antibiotics?

No. The mode of action of HOCl is completely different to any other biocide. It breaks down the cell wall and destroys the RNA and DNA in the organism. (I. Beech et al - Portsmouth University)

Is it safe to make at home?

Yes. As with all household chemicals, the chemicals that are required to make HOCl need to be handled with precaution in their raw form. Once the HOCl is made, it is very safe to handle.

Can I buy ready-made HOCl-based solutions if I don't want to make it myself at home?

There are now many excellent HOCl-based products available on the market today targeted at a variety of applications from skincare to surface disinfection, and which are ready-made solutions for your HOCl needs. These can be found on the internet, however we do not endorse or partner with any commercial HOCl manufacturers.