Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked HOCL Questions

What is HOCl?

  • HOCl is the scientific formula for hypochlorous acid, a weak acid similar to that of a mild citrus juice. HOCl is made naturally by white blood cells in all mammals for healing and protection. HOCl is a powerful oxidant that is effective against invading bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
  • Let’s start with a basic fact: Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) exists in your body. It’s created by white blood cells as a defense system against infection, bacteria and general sickness.
  • HOCl attacks invading pathogens, breaking down the cell walls before destroying unhealthy invaders. The antimicrobial acid is lethally effective in carrying out its protective mission. (Think of it as your own internal Batman.)
HOCL is your body’s natural response to bacteria, and it is very effective at its job!

So how does it end up being mass-produced for cleaning supplies and skin care products? Well, chemists long ago cracked the code to make HOCl by using electrolysis to break down a simple saltwater solution.

More recently, however, manufacturing advancements allowed HOCl to be made in larger quantities with longer shelf life – a key to more widespread use.

Hypochlorous acid (HOCL) is naturally present in the white blood cells of the human immune system. It is an important factor used by the human body to kill broad a spectrum of microbes and an indispensable active molecule for humans. Its pH value is between 5.0 – 7.0 and it is weakly acidic, which is very safe for the human skin and body.

HOCL Sanitizer & Disinfectant concentration of 150 ppm – 200ppm, can be used readily as EPA regulations approve concentration of HOCL up to 200 ppm. As for food application, FDA have approved up to maximum of 60 ppm.

Therefore, it is advisable to dilute HOCL: WATER at 1:3 (One cup HOCL: 3 cups Water) should you want to soak respective vegetables & fruits for hours and rinse off using water at the end before consuming. Otherwise, there is NO dilution required for other applications.

Hypochlorous acid is a free chlorine molecule with the chemical structure HOCl. It is the dominate free chlorine species in chlorine solutions that have a slightly acidic to neutral pH. HOCl is a much more powerful oxidant than sodium hypochlorite (or chlorine bleach).

Q: Is HOCl produced in our body?
A: In our body, the white blood cells constantly produce an essential chemical agent that is called HOCl. This important natural substance is an agent that helps our body to fight off harmful infections. As an example, when we have any external injury to our body, the white cells in our body rush into producing an enormous amount of HOCl to repair our wound before any man-made chemical agent is applied. When our body is internally contaminated with a harmful agent, again, an enormous amount of HOCl is produced and rushes into the area to cover the undesirable & harmful elements in our body.

QCan HOCl production be induced by science?
A: HOCl can be duplicated by science from an electrolysis process in a relatively simple setup. The basics of the HOCl production process and the use of it, is well-known knowledge by many, and even allowed by the FDA, EPA, USDA, and many health-related agencies around the world. "However, not all HOCl is made equal." Thus, our HOCl made by the EcoOne generator, is one of the very rare and pure HOCl that mimics that of what our body produces, i.e., safe and effective HOCl.

QHow about a home use HOCl maker?
A: A HOCl maker for home use, would be a device like EcoOne that makes real HOCL. The majority of these home devices however, despite the manufacturer's claim, fail to produce usable and safe HOCl. So carefully selecting your generator is important. 

QHow does our HOCl measure up against viruses?
A: HOCl made with the EcoOne generator is about 80-100 times stronger than the common unsafe bleach products and other sanitizing products that are currently used against viruses. 

HOCl made with the EcoOne Generator is all the below:
  • Non-Toxic, Breathable, Non-Irritable To Skin and Eyes: SAFE ON EYES & SKIN: Hypochlorous acid does not cause irritation to eyes and skin. Even it were ingested it causes no harm. Because it is so safe, it is the ideal sanitizer for direct food sanitation and food contact surfaces. It is also ideal in healthcare where it is used for wound cleansing, eye drops, and patient room disinfection replacing toxic chemicals such as bleach and quaternary ammonium (quats).
  • Eco-Friendly - Does Not Pollute Air, Rather It Cleans The Air
  • Non-Alcohol -None
  • Non-Bleach - None - Does Not Change Color Of Fabric, Paper, Or Any Materials
  • Non- Carcinogenic
  • Safe For All - Adults & Children, Animals, Plants, Vegetables, Meats and All Food Items
  • Non-Corrosive
  • Non-Residue Creating
  • Can Spray, Fog, Wipe, Any Method Is Safe And Effective
  • USDA Approved For Organic Product Use

Medical Application
  • HOCl is an EPA registered disinfectant proven to kill 99.999% of germs
  • HOCl neither accumulates in the soil nor contaminates, or alters the water quality. Additionally, HOCl chemically does not affect plants negatively. So consequently, HOCl is a widely applied safe agent favored by a variety of agricultural industries, including the livestock rearing sector.
Everyday living
  • HOCl is used in various ways for disinfection purposes promoting better life for all, safe from life threatening diseases.
  • HOCL is used to remove harmful substances on fruits and vegetables. It is also used in different forms for various cleaning jobs in food processing plants.
  • HOCl is used to disinfect wounds and treat eyes in animals.
Prevention of epidemics
  • HOCl is used as a non-toxic disinfectant to prevent the spread of diseases.
Industrial application
  • Population infections can occur easily in places like densely populated factories. HOCl can prevent the spread of infectious diseases by periodically disinfecting populated areas such as factories or offices.
Non-Toxic Non-Hazardous
  • Sanitation chemicals distributed in concentrated form are toxic and can be hazardous. Contact with skin or inhalation of fumes can cause irritation. These risks do not exist with hypochlorous acid. Electrolyzed water systems generate hypochlorous acid from just non-iodine table salt, water and electricity. No personal protective gear is required.
  • Hypochlorous acid (HOCL) is already produced by the white blood cells in our blood for protecting against invading microbial pathogens. When microbial pathogens try to enter a wound, white blood cells are the first responders and engulf the bacteria exposing them to the biocide HOCL. Because HOCl is a non-irritant and gentle on skin, it makes sense to use it for wound care. In addition, it can replace all general sanitation chemicals used to clean healthcare facilities. Eliminating toxic chemicals not only makes sense, but provides a safer environment for children and the elderly.
Food Safety
  • The majority of the research that has been done regarding the practical applications of hypochlorous acid has been in the field of food safety. Since the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in 2011, the focus of food safety has shifted from responding to contamination to preventing it. There is probably no food sanitizer more researched and more understood than hypochlorous acid. The research clearly demonstrates that hypochlorous acid is safe and efficient for ensuring that microbial counts are maintained below infectious levels on food and contact surfaces. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) | FDA https://www.fda.gov/food/guidance-regulation-food-and-dietarysupplements/food-safety-modernization-act-fsma


Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is produced via a electrolysis-treated salt brine solution. HOCl is a powerful and effective oxidizer and deproteiner which has good microbial activity within these cells. Based on biological aspect, HOCl is the chemical naturally generated by our body to combat and ward off any type of infection. Harmful pathogens (bacteria, spores and viruses) can be found all around us in the air, on food, plants, animals, and on inanimate surfaces. The human body uses innate, non-specific mechanisms as the first line of defense against injury and infection. The skin itself, and mucous secretions at epithelial membranes are both important elements of innate resistance. But when these are breached, HOCl is immediately generated in response as the key chemical component of innate immunity.

HOCL Sanitizer & Disinfectant is a versatile solution that is soothing, biodegradable and safe to be used by everyone. 

NOTE: If you are over 30 years of age and use HOCL for fighting a disease process, it is a great idea to eat more foods that are high in Taurine, or add a good, Non-GMO Free Form Taurine Supplement 500mg – 1000mg is a decent, daily usage rate.

DISCLAIMER: This document is for informational and educational purposes ONLY. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition, consult your doctor before using any info found in this document. You use info in this document at your own risk. The FDA have not approved anything in this document, except the info found using their links.