HOCl Trust for Hygiene and Safer Water
HOCl Uses

HOCl is used in commerical (manufacturing), medical (sterlisiation and treatment) and domestic settings as well as many others...

Current Commercial Uses of HOCl

  • HOCl's predominat use is for water purification purposes.
  • HOCl is widely used in hospitals for sterilising delicate hospital equipment such as Endoscopes.
  • HOCl is currently commercially used to eradicate Legionella and pseudomonas in public service water systems such as in over 100 NHS Hospitals, many international hotels, and Wembley Stadium as examples.
  • HOCl has been adopted by a leading UK Pharmaceutical company for treatment of wounds such as leg ulcers. Gained MHRA recognition as a topical medicine.
  • HOCl has been adopted by Equine and pet health care providers for broken skin injuries.
  • HOCl is used in US supermarkets for fresh fruit and vegetable washing and misting.

Common Domestic Uses of HOCl

  • Surface decontamination - work tops, food prep areas and equipment, bathroom handles, door knobs, all touch-contaminated objects.
  • Baby play areas, feed bottles & equipment etc.
  • Sterilise toothbrushes and other dental care equipment.
  • Replace many harmful and toxic chemicals typically kept under kitchen sinks.
  • In dishwashers or washing machines, fridge or freezer.
  • Sanitise contaminated laundry.
  • Fogging enclosed atmospheres to combat airborne viruses should they hit, such as bird flu etc.

Fresh Food & Produce

  • Decontaminates. Prolongs shelf-life, reduces odours in storage areas.
  • Reduces risk of upset stomach from badly washed raw produce.

On the Person

  • Hand wash
  • Cuts and abrasions heal much faster. Post-operative stitching. All infected wounds including Venous Leg Ulcers.
  • Can help calm acne and other skin complaints. Athletes foot, verrucas and warts; cold sores (Herpes). Nail fungal infections (slow process).
  • Underarm or personal deodorant. Gargle and mouthwash - Thrush, Gingivitis.
  • Eye infections (diluted).

Animals & Pets

  • Any wounds and skin problems, as for humans. Ringworm, mud fever, foot rot, sarcoids, eye infection (diluted).
  • Deodorant.
  • Sanitise cages, hutches, beds etc.


  • Any visible fungal contamination.
  • Use as leaf wipe or spray.