What is hydrogen peroxide, and how does it disinfect?

Hydrogen peroxide is an incredibly versatile substance used for cleaning, disinfecting, and bleaching. The three per cent solution commonly found in drugstores is more than sufficient for most purposes. It can quickly break down stains and grime, and disinfect various surfaces and materials. It is the main ingredient in NocoSpray solutions and is incredibly effective for providing thorough disinfection of homes and workplaces. 

What is Hydrogen Peroxide?

Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound composed of two hydrogen and two oxygen atoms. It is a powerful oxidant that can disinfect surfaces and break down proteins. When used correctly, it can be a safe and effective way to cleanse and disinfect various areas. 

Despite its antifungal and antibacterial properties, hydrogen peroxide is non-toxic and does not irritate the lungs. It is also multipurpose, so you can get a lot of use from a single bottle. 

How does hydrogen peroxide eliminate pathogens?

Hydrogen peroxide has been used as an antiseptic for over 100 years because it is effective at killing bacteria by destroying their cell walls. This chemical process is called oxidation and is effective because, unlike antibiotics, the pathogens cannot become resistant because they are destroyed. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), hydrogen peroxide kills yeasts, fungi, bacteria, viruses, and mould spores. It is effective against various gastrointestinal diseases, covid-19, flu, Ebola and more. 

Where can it be used?

Hydrogen peroxide is an effective cleaning agent and can be used around children or anyone with respiratory problems, as it is not a lung irritant. Thus, it can spray toys, toy boxes, doorknobs and anything else your kids touch regularly. 

Similarly, it is safe for pets, and you can clean your pet’s toys with hydrogen peroxide without it causing any harm to your furry friends. 

Hydrogen peroxide is a great way to disinfect the home and the workplace. As well as being effective against viruses and bacteria, it is also powerful in removing mould and spores and preventing recurrence. 

  • Kitchens—can be used safely in food storage and preparation areas. The inside of a fridge can harbour bacteria but using chemical cleaning products inside your refrigerator isn’t a great idea. However, non-toxic hydrogen peroxide is just the job of cleaning the inside of your fridge’s shelves, walls and baskets. 
  • Sickrooms—thermometers and bedpans. 
  • Bathrooms—Toilet brushes, loofahs, shaving and toothbrushes. It can also be used in the loo and shower to eradicate mould and mildew. 

How does NocoSpray Work?

NocoSpray is a portable appliance that disperses hydrogen peroxide vapour into the atmosphere. After cleaning a room (and removing any debris), the entire room can be disinfected with NocoSpray. Simply place the appliance in the middle of the room, choose a programme and switch it on. In as little as 30 minutes, all the room surfaces are disinfected, including the ceilings, walls, windows and inside cupboards and drawers (if left open), and those hard-to-reach places. One significant advantage of NocoSpray compared to traditional manual cleaning is that NocoSpray effectively disinfects the air. 

The system is safe to use with electronic appliances, such as televisions, computers, lab equipment and other machinery, as it does not corrode. It is also effective at disinfecting humidifiers, dehumidifiers and air-conditioning units, as well as helping to eradicate mould that can infiltrate these appliances due to excess moisture and heat. 

The Bottom Line

Hydrogen peroxide is a versatile disinfectant that can be used on various surfaces and, with NocoSpray, against airborne pathogens. Safe and non-corrosive, it can be used to great effect in the home and workplace to protect the environment and reduce exposure to harmful pathogens.  

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