FAQs

Naturally, you’ll have lots of questions about the uses of LOG6 and the science behind it. If you can’t find the answer you are seeking, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

LOG6TM is HOCl, which stands for hypochlorous acid. Please read the HOCl document that provides a detailed history and scientific basis for its use

LOG6TM works by oxidising the cell walls of viruses, bacteria, fungi and spores. By destroying the cell wall it kills the pathogen. In fact the human body (activated neutrophils and other phagocytes) produces HOCl to fight infection of viruses and bacteria by the same process.

Yes it kills Covid 19. It is very difficult to test against Covid 19 due safety and availability issues. Therefore regulations stipulate that if a substance kills other selected corona virus from the same family that are more powerful than Covid 19 then it is acceptable to claim that it kills Covid 19.  The minimum requirement is that the EN14476:2013 + A12015 standard is met for any disinfectant or hand sanitiser. LOG6TM passes this standard.

LOG6TM is totally safe. It does not burn, cause allergic reactions or dry human skin. It can safely be used in children and babies. The European Chemicals Agency has qualified HOCl has having no hazards detected. See comparison slide

Liquid bleach is sodium hypochlorite and came into widespread use in the 1930s and today it is the most widely used of all the chlorine-based bleaches. It kills 99.9% of pathogens and has a number of hazards. It can cause burns, allergic reactions and even death if inhaled or swallowed. It should not be used in food preparation areas.

LOG6TM is totally natural, 100% safe and kills 99.999% of all viruses, bacteria, spores and fungi. It is 200-300 times more effective than bleach. It can be used in food preparation areas and is approved by the US FDA to use on food produce

Surface Disinfectants

Traditionally most disinfectants are made of bleach. Bleach is harmful to skin, can cause irritation, burns and is lethal when inhaled or swallowed. There is no such thing as a bleach hand sanitiser have you.

Other disinfectants are also similar in that they may be effective on surfaces but because of their toxicity they cannot be used on human skin.

 

Hand sanitisers

Hand sanitisers traditionally have alcohol as the main ingredient. You need a minimum concentration of 60% alcohol for it to be effective and this is one of the regulatory necessities to qualify as a hand gel. Alcohol based sanitizers dry out skin are inflammable and prone too misuse due to the alcohol content.   They do not kill spores and are far less effective against many organisms like Norovirus, Clostridium Difficile etc.

You cannot use alcohol based hand sanitiser as a surface disinfectant as it is inefficient and very expensive in the volumes needed.

The reasons are simple:

    • Hypochlorous acid, the ingredient in LOG6TM, is chemically composed of Hydrogen, oxygen and chlorine. The mode of action in killing viruses, bacteria, spores, protozoa and fungi is the same whether it is used as a surface sanitiser or a hand gel.
    • It is totally safe on human skin, including babies, and does not cause allergic reactions, burns etc. It does not dry out skin like alcohol sanitisers do.
    • It is perfect both as a surface disinfectant and hand sanitisers with an efficacy of 99.999%
    • It kills all known viruses, bacteria, spores, protozoa and fungi including Covid 19
    • It is suitable for all groups as it is vegan, cruelty free, halal, green and 100% natural

Yes it can be used on all surfaces including wood, metal fabrics etc. There are no compatibility problems. The only place to use with caution is electrical sockets and switches as it contains water.

It does not contain any alcohol.

The PH of LOG6TM is strictly controlled and it is safe for all metal and does not corrode. See BIOSAN: Non-Corrosive

LOG6TM is best stored at ambient temperature (24 degrees) in a cool dry place. It needs to be kept away from direct sunlight. The container needs to be tightly shut after use.

LOG6TM is tested in the factory regularly to ensure efficacy is maintained with storage.  The shelf life is 24 months.

Once applied LOG6TM is active for up to 48 hours.

It does not cause any irritation to the eye.

Whilst LOG6TM does not cause any harm when swallowed we do not recommend swallowing as it can kill the good bacteria that are present in our gut.

During the manufacturing process water is mixed with salt and undergoes electrolysis. This produces HOCl and waste material that is NaOH. The sodium is thus discarded and is no longer present in the HOCl.

The problem with HOCl was that it was not stable and became ineffective very quickly. In the 1990s electrolysis was tried in the manufacturing process and a stable form of HOCl was produced.

However, less than 1% of the world’s disinfection is performed with this wonderful substance.

LOG6TM is not inflammable.

Absolutely!

LOG6TM is the best disinfectant and hand gel you can get. It is 100% natural, mimics the body’s own defence, is totally safe to people, animals, babies and the environment, 200-300 times more powerful than bleach, does not contain alcohol and UK made.

There is no residue that needs wiping down after use. A microscopic film lasts for 48 hours continuing to kill pathogens.

It can be used on all surfaces and materials with no known compatibility issues.

As it degrades log6 is converted into Hydrogen, Oxygen and Chlorine gas that mixes with atmospheric air. There is no smell when this happens.

The strict manufacturing parameter of pH, ORP and FAC set LOG6TM apart from other HOCl products.

Hypochlorous acid and hypochlorite ions, when combined, are known as free chlorine. Both establish equilibrium and are both temperature and pH dependent. Hypochlorous acid is more potent than hypochlorite ions in terms of disinfection. Through proper control of pH, hypochlorous acid remains dominant in the solution of free available chlorine to ensure its effectiveness as a bactericide.

In the formation of free chlorine through the electrolytic process, optimum temperature, pH as well as mixing conditions should be taken into consideration. The stability of HOCl primarily depends on the pH range it is produced at. At between 4.7 pH and 5.5 pH it is not only stable but contains the maximum amount of free available chlorine making it 200-300 times more effective than bleach.

The pH value of the HOCl determines its efficacy as a disinfection protocol and whether it reacts with iron-based metals. The position occupied by LOG6TM in the chart below guarantees its effectiveness as a disinfectant and that it will not rust metals.