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What Is Hypochlorous Acid?

Last Updated on: October 11, 2021

Man using the Echo Clean

Hypochlorous acid is a powerful FDA-approved and CDC-recommended sanitization and disinfection solution. Check out this article to find out more about what hypochlorous acid is and how it works.

What Is Hypochlorous Acid?

diagram of hypochlorous acid
Hypochlorous acid is around 80 times more effective than bleach.

Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is a powerful, FDA-approved disinfectant. Because it is inexpensive, nontoxic, and highly effective, hypochlorous acid is the disinfectant of choice among hospitals. (1)

You can make hypochlorous acid by running salt and water through a process known as electrolysis. You can also create hypochlorous acid by dissolving chlorine in water. Interestingly, your body naturally makes this type of acid in your white blood cells. This is because hypochlorous acid is an essential part of your immune system that helps to keep your body free of viruses and diseases. (2)(3)

What Are the Uses of Hypochlorous Acid?

Because hypochlorous acid is around 80 times more effective than bleach, this acid is used for a multitude of sanitation and disinfection purposes. (4)(5) Some of these uses include the eradication of:

  1. Viruses including COVID-19
  2. E. coli
  3. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  4. Staphylococcus
  5. Salmonella

Because it is a nontoxic substance that is safe to use on the skin, hypochlorous acid is also used to:

  1. Treat acne, eczema, and other skin issues (6)
  2. Treat wounds (7)
  3. Aid in eye care* (8)
  4. Help with organic crop production (9)
  5. Produce preservatives (10)
  6. Help with diabetic skin ulcers (11)
  7. Disinfect food (11)

*HOCl can only be used for eye care in very small, diluted doses. Do not use HOCl on your eyes before consulting your primary healthcare professional.

Echo Clean on a bathroom counter
The Echo Clean™ is a powerful personal cleaner that uses hypochlorous acid.

The Echo Clean™: A Smarter Way to Clean

The Echo Clean ™ is a powerful personal cleaner that uses hypochlorous acid. In addition to producing hypochlorous acid, the Echo Clean™ is also able to produce sodium hypochlorite.

What Is Sodium Hypochlorite and How Can It Be Used?

Sodium hypochlorite is a common bleaching agent and disinfectant. As a powerful disinfectant, sodium hypochlorite has long been used to treat water. (12) Sodium hypochlorite can be used as a(n):

  1. Bleaching agent (13)
  2. Powerful disinfectant for healthcare facilities (14)
  3. Antiseptic that can be used to clean topical wounds* (13)
  4. Anti-infective (13)
  5. Mold stain and dental stain remover (15)

*We recommend that you DO NOT spray this type of acid water on your face nor on the faces of animals. Avoid regular use on the skin and only use to clean topical wounds if other options are unavailable.

Why the Echo Clean™ Is the Best Cleaning Solution

Did you know that the average American family spends $600 on disposable household cleaners a year? Not to mention the number of harmful chemicals these cleaning solutions expose your family and pets too.

The Echo Clean™ offers a multipurpose, chemical-free way to clean your home. This helps you save money over time and keep your home free of harmful toxic chemicals. In addition, the Echo Clean™ is also an eco-friendly product that uses BPA-free Tritan™ plastic.

When you run the Echo Clean™ without salt, the electrolysis cycle creates acid water with a pH of 5 to 5.5. This acid is safe to use to:

  1. Clean produce
  2. Disinfect children’s toys
  3. Help with pinkeye and skin issues like acne

When you run the Echo Clean™ with salt, it produces sodium hypochlorite and hypochlorous acid. These acids are effective cleaners that can be used to:

  1. Kill viruses, bacteria, and fungi
  2. Sanitize kitchen surfaces
  3. Disinfect hospital surfaces
  4. Sterilize bathrooms and toilets
  5. Clean kids toys**
  6. Sanitize your toothbrush**

**Make sure to rinse after.

Where Do I Buy an Echo Clean™?

The Echo Clean™ is available for purchase here on the Synergy Science™ website. Be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming discounts and deals.

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