General FAQ on SmartMister Solution ( HOCl)
What is SmartMister Solution (HOCl)?
SmartMister Solution is a multi-use antiseptic and disinfectant. It is powerfully antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agent.
SmartMister Solution has a non toxic and no hazardous safety profile and is so gentle it can be used on human skin from birth.
SmartMister Solution kills 99.9999% of pathogens and has a very low contact time, meaning it will kill germs in seconds.
SmartMister Solution is made using a electro-dialysis process that produces a stable, fast-acting biocide and we have achieved
full compliance with the EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012.
It is supplied in a number of packaging formats and is supplied ready to use. The active ingredient is hypochlorous acid (HClO).
So what is hypochlorous?
Hypochlorous is a weak acid produced in human and animal immune systems. It is the substance the cells in our bodies use
to fight infections and kill invading pathogens ( search on YouTube white blood cell chasing bacteria).
Hypochlorous is one of the most effective known biocides capable of killing 99.9999% of all pathogens.
It is also readily biodegradable and leaves no chemical trace. It is the perfect antiseptic to use on your skin and surfaces.
What is the difference between SmartMister Solution and hypochlorite based products?
Various products using the terminology “hypochlorous” are actually hypochlorite based.
Hypochlorite based products contain a mixture of chlorine, hypochlorous acid and sodium hypochlorite at an acidic pH.
They are also unstable and can decay rapidly. Chlorine and sodium hypochlorite are toxic, corrosive and can damage fabrics.
What is the difference between SmartMister Solution and other hypochlorous acid based products?
Since the start of the pandemic many products have come on the market from nowhere, describing themselves as
“hypochlorous acid” and being marketed in many cases by companies that have only been incorporated since the start of the
Our manufacturing partner have laboratory tested a range of these products and in most instances they are not hypochlorous
at all – they are sodium hypochlorite (bleach) with a pH of around 8.5. Others described as hypochlorous are a very weak
solution at an ineffective concentration of around 25ppm. Yet others were rocket fuel mixtures of hypochlorous and bleach at
up to 5000ppm that we wouldn’t put anywhere near our skin. Many of these products claim to be compliant with UK and EU
biocidal products regulations but on closer inspection they do not have the individual EU registration that the law demands.
Many we looked at didn’t have the most basic information on the label as required by law. Some didn’t even have an expiry
date and most only had a shelf life of two to three months. Our advice is to please be careful of what you buy.
The Hypochlorous acid active ingredient in all our SmartMister Solution products is supplied by our technology partners who
are the only company who have had their active substance dossiers assessed and approved by the European Chemicals
Agency including for human use. It is for this reason that we are trusted to supply the many healthcare and other blue chip
companies we sell to around the world in this crisis.
What are the European Biocidal Products Regulations?
The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012) concerns the placing on the market and use of biocidal
products, which are used to protect humans, animals, materials or articles against harmful organisms like pests or bacteria,
by the action of the active substances contained in the biocidal product. This regulation aims to improve the functioning of the
biocidal products market in the EU, while ensuring a high level of protection for humans and the environment.
All biocidal products require an authorisation and the active substances contained in that biocidal product must be approved.
Response regarding the effectiveness of SmartMister Solution against the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus is a betacoronavirus. These types of virus are generally considered to have a low resistance to effective
disinfection products like SmartMister Solution.
Our hypochlorous technology (HOCl) has been tested successfully in every case against several types of coronavirus and has
been independently tested in UK laboratories to the following European standard EN 14476 (Quantitative suspension test for the
evaluation of viricidal activity in the medical area). This test is the benchmark for effectiveness against Coronaviruses.
Our manufacturing partner have supplied hundreds of thousands of litres of our hypochlorous technology to healthcare providers
around the world to help them in their battle against this virus.
Remember SmartMister Solution is alcohol free, skin friendly, non-sting and much faster acting than conventional alcohol-based
sanitisers. With this virus you need to kill it fast and often.
We supply an automated way of delivering this into your workspace overnight to come into safe space in morning