Traditional sanitizer/disinfection approaches like chlorine bleach and quaternary ammonium compounds, or quats, are toxic to humans, corrosive to materials and harm the environment they are released to. NaDCC tablets that produce hypochlorous acid (HOCL) when added to water are the less toxic alternatives to chlorine bleach and quarts.
– Because chlorine bleach is a hypochlorite (-OCL) and is highly reactive, impure, unstable and sensitive to light and temperature. Quats & chlorine bleach exacerbate or cause asthma
– Chlorine bleach concentrate begins to degrade from the moment it’s manufactured and, within a month, easily loses a third or more of its activity, When diluted bleach is effective for only hours.
– In addition, bleach and quats are highly corrosive to metals and other surfaces, extremely toxic to the environment, and unsafe for humans to handle or inhale its fumes.