Despite our current cleaning protocols, the chemicals we use might not be the best for our bodies.
As students and teachers look to get back to in-person learning full-time, there is something more important besides COVID-19 that needs to be addressed. The frequency in which we clean and disinfect our schools with harsh chemical cleaners can have serious long term health consequences.
We cannot solve one health problem only to cause another. In fact, the EPA is currently recommending against cleaners such as bleach or quaternary ammonium compounds since they can lead to asthma, cancer, and reproductive issues.
So, what is the answer? Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is a compound that is produced naturally in the human body as part of our immune response and can be produced outside of the body by running saltwater through an electrolysis process. This process only contains three elements: salt, water, and electricity. When scientifically engineered properly, HOCl kills 99.99 percent of viruses and bacteria without harsh chemicals and toxic fumes. It’s a smarter, healthier way to clean. And our children deserve it.