FAQ Activated Water
HENCO is producing a hypochlorous acid (HOCl) formula that cleans, sanitizes and disinfects surfaces from households to hospitals. HENCO´s products are not your typical cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting products. They are naturally derived, sustainable and eco-friendly. Yet, they are equally or even more effective than the more toxic products on the market. HENCO´s products don’t cause one issue while solving another.
What is HOCl?
Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) is the infection fighting compound found naturally in human white blood cells. Inside of the body, HOCl works to fight off bacteria and viruses. This proprietary solution is replicated outside of the body by running an electrical charge through a combination of salt and water. The resulting electro-chemical reaction produces HOCl within a solution now known as anolyte water. This solution has paved the way for a new generation of health, healing and cleanliness.
How does HOCl work?
HOCl works to break down the cells that are creating an infection by destroying the cell membrane and its DNA, thus halting its replication or growth process. The human body produces HOCl to reverse markers of epidermal aging, protect against environmental aggressors and cleanse the skin. When utilized as an application outside the human body, a PH-neutral HOCl solution, like Activated Water, works in much the same way.
Do Activated Water products contain fragrances? What do they smell like?
Activated Water do not contain any fragrances or essentials oils as this would destabilize our main ingredient, HOCl. Our solutions have a very slight chlorine smell upon dispensing, which dissipates almost immediately, but acts as a deodorizer.
What types of surfaces can Activated Water be used on?
The great thing about Activated Water is that it can be used on virtually any hard surface that needs to be cleaned. Our products work great on any tables or countertops, floors, yoga or gym mats, desks, laptops, cell phones, windows or walls. It’s free of harsh chemicals and fumes and won’t harm the skin.
Are there any hard surfaces that I have to be careful using HOCl on?
Over time, HOCl can be tough on certain metals such as untreated steel, aluminum, silver or chipped enamel. To avoid any pitting or discoloration, we advise that you wipe these surfaces down after applying our solution. If you are soaking tools, we recommend soaking for 2-10min, rinse with water and then dry. When using Activated Water Disinfectant + Sanitizer, please refer to the respective contact times necessary for use against certain bacteria and viruses.
Are HENCO´s products a “diluted bleach solution”?
Absolutely not. HENCO´s Products are actually very different from bleach. Our main ingredient, hypochlorous acid, belongs to a different oxychlorine species that is not alike to sodium hypochlorite (also known as bleach). HENCO´s product’s pH are in a neutral range that almost matches the pH of the dermal layer of humans. Bleach solution, otherwise known as “Dakins Solution,” is of a very high pH, is not shelf stable, and has to be used quickly to be an effective disinfectant.
As a disinfectant, what is the advantage of hypochlorous acid over traditional cleaners?
Most of the pathogens, particularly water born, when used over time, develop resistance to disinfectants such as sodium hypochlorite (bleach). In comparison, anolyte application, as a water disinfectant, used on a daily basis over the course of ten years demonstrated that no resistance was developed over time to pathogenic microorganisms. HOCl is also free from harmful fumes and has a neutral pH.
Are Activated Water safe to use around children and pets?
Our products should always be used in a fashion consistent with the directions on our label. However, unlike the threat posed by many other cleaners and disinfectants (oftentimes loaded with carcinogens), Activated Water is free of dangerous synthetic chemicals and toxic fumes and is gentle enough to use around people, plants, pets and food prep surfaces.
Know the difference between cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing?
Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.
Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection.
Are you registered by ECHA REACH?
Yes Activated Water is listed on Article 95 at ECHA REACH. ECHA REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry …. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.
Do HENCO has approvals?
Yes we have • Approvals: • PT1, PT2, PT3, PT4 and PT5.
• Listed on Article 95.
• Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark BPR-reg.no 988-2 ( AlsoHand disinfectant to prevent spread of bacteria and vira)
Efficacy of the ECA technology?
We have the following EN test: • EN 1499 • EN 1500 • EN 13697 • EN 1656 • EN 13623 • EN 14476