Medical Disinfectants and Sanitizers
Disinfectants are a must in any medical facility. They are used to eliminate pathogenic microorganisms on the surfaces of inanimate objects. Disinfectants are widely used in healthcare facilities due to the types of activities that occur within their premises. Hospitals, for example, see a constant flow of sick patients, each harboring some type of microorganisms, as they come and go. Despite being the place of healing, the hospital is, ironically, the place that sees the most illnesses. This is why disinfectants should never be scarce here.
Disinfectants play a crucial role in preventing cross-contamination, without proper disinfection, patients being treated for one illness may end up contracting another, thereby exacerbating their condition.
Disinfectants are used to prevent the outbreak of diseases, but are also used if an outbreak has already occurred. As we all know, disinfectants played a critical role in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 during the outbreak.
Medical sanitizers are also used to disinfect reusable medical equipment. These include respiratory instruments, stethoscopes, and endoscopy instruments. For this kind of disinfection, more focus should be placed on the crevices to avoid missing a contaminated spot.
Despite the important uses of disinfectants in the hospital, it is also the root of many problems, including Healthcare-Associated Infections.
Many of the substances in disinfectants that help to sanitize surfaces and instruments are very biochemically active. Some of them are unstable and toxic and can cause a lot of health hazards.
The most commonly used disinfectant is chlorine, the most obvious example in this case. Chlorine is effective in eliminating pathogens, but it is also corrosive. This means it compromises the health of both patients and the staff in any hospital where it is used.
Apart from this, it has been noted that biochemically active disinfectants can contribute to the global threat of antimicrobial resistance. This is a condition in which microorganisms develop a resistance to the solutions that are designed to kill them. It is a form of evolution where they grow stronger and can no longer be controlled by disinfectants.
Moreover, many of these disinfectants are sprayed into the air. This is one of the causes of respiratory hazards in hospitals. Both patients and doctors are inhaling the chemical particles in the air. Bleach is easily detectable due to its strong smell, but if odorless disinfectants are utilized, poor air quality may go unnoticed.
In conclusion, using disinfectants in healthcare facilities is one of the major causes of respiratory issues, acute illnesses, skin problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), eye irritation, and so on.
So, have hospitals not noticed this problem? We are certain that many of them have, but finding better disinfectants is not as easy as it seems. Choosing between two solutions of the same chemical composition will not make much of a difference. Many healthcare workers lack the knowledge to differentiate which disinfectant is more toxic than the other.
That is why we are bringing you a proven and reliable solution. EcoloxTech has produced a disinfectant that does not have the same chemical makeup as the other common ones. It is called Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water.
The Solution- Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water
Electrolyzed oxidizing water is made with water, table salt, and electricity. Do any of the ingredients sound toxic to you? That’s right, none of them are. They are all perfectly safe.
During an invasion of your body by microbial pathogens, your white blood cells produce hypochlorous acid to fight the foreign bodies. This hypochlorous acid is what forms the major ingredient of electrolyzed water after processing. This goes to show just how safe it is, considering your body also produces the same substance.
Apart from being non-toxic to the body, it is also eco-friendly. A disinfectant that is safe for both humans and the environment? That sounds like the answer to all your problems.
Electrolyzed water has the edge over all other common disinfectants thanks to its non-toxicity. Even the process through which it is generated is clean. By opting for this disinfectant rather than chlorine-based ones, you will prevent Health-Associated Infections. Problems like skin issues and eye irritation as a result of chemically active disinfectants will be curbed. Because it does not release any odor or fumes into the air, common respiratory hazards related to poor air quality will also be eliminated.
You can use electrolyzed water on nearly any surface- contact surfaces in the doctor’s office, counters in the waiting room, door frames, equipment in patients’ rooms, medical instruments, and so on. Despite being harmless, this disinfectant is highly effective. All you need to do is spray and wipe as you do with other disinfectants.
Electrolyzed water is not only used in hospitals but can be used at home, in supermarkets, and in any other business.
Besides making this solution, EcoloxTech also has an electrolytic system available that allows you to generate it yourself. This means you can make your own disinfectant whenever you decide with just salt and water.
We have explained the dangerous effects of bleach-based disinfectants. They are toxic and can cause many health hazards. We have also provided you with a safer solution in the same breath. Electrolyzed Oxidizing water by EcoloxTech is the best solution for you. It is the perfect medical disinfectant. Purchase yours today, and you’ll be glad you did!
Other Uses of Hypochlorous Acid
We said earlier that hypochlorous acid is a general disinfectant. These are the other things that hypochlorous acid can be used to disinfect:
- Food Produce
- Surgical/Medical Equipment
- Household furniture and fittings
- Toilets and bathrooms, among others.