HydrolyteⓇ: A Bulk Hypochlorous Acid Solution
While many people use terms such as disinfectant, sanitizer, and cleaner interchangeably, the Environmental Protection Agency has specific definitions for each term. In order for a product to be called a disinfectant or a sanitizer, it must be effective against very small particles–particles too small to be touched by the standard cleaning agent you may use to clean up dirt, dust, food residue, and other waste around the house. While these cleaners and degreasers are important for their ability to remove large particles, which can harbor the growth of pathogens, they do not kill the pathogens themselves. Even surfaces that appear clean can still be contaminated with colonies of disease-causing bacteria and viruses.
As a product that attacks and kills microorganisms like viruses and bacteria, HydrolyteⓇ is registered with the EPA as a disinfectant. Its full product label lists the pathogens that HydrolyteⓇ has been certified to kill with up to 99.9999% effectiveness. That list includes many of the diseases that hospitals struggle with most, including C. diff, salmonella, norovirus, TB, and MRSA. When a hard, nonporous surface has been exposed to HydrolyteⓇ for 10 minutes, it can effectively be considered to be clear of these dangerous microorganisms.