We get a lot of questions on our social media about cleaning products and our range of eco-friendly antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal disinfectants for the whole family. So we thought we'd create a new blog series called 'Ask Labology 3', where we can answer all your sanitising questions.
This week Founder Kay Ali answers a question submitted by Jess, a follower on our instagram account.
Q: Is disinfectant the same as bleach?
"A disinfectant is any substance that can be applied to surfaces like countertops, floors and walls as well as personal items that kill bacteria, viruses, fungus and mold. There are many different types of disinfectants made from different materials. Bleach is one type of disinfectant. It's a generic term given to describe the chemical sodium hypochlorite, which kills bacteria and also whitens fabrics.
Other disinfectants include 70%+ alcohol or, as used in our products, non toxic and natural hypochlorous acid. Unlike most household bleach, Hypochlorous Acid won't stain clothes, does not need special PPE when handling, does not release Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) into the air which can aggravate lungs, can be used on skin including babies, around pets, as well as surfaces, and works in under 60 seconds. We've not found an eco-friendly cleaning product that comes close, which is why we use and recommend it for the whole family."