EPA Approved Disinfectants

Unlike HOCI+ MicroSafe, other disinfectants have ingredients that can cause harm when used in quantity or without protection measures. 

This table lists the effects of many of these ingredients, showing just how important it is to check any warnings so you can keep your workplace safe, not just Covid-safe:

Hypochlorous acid Hypochlorous acid does not cause irritation to eyes and skin. Even if it were ingested it causes no harm. Because it is so safe, it is the ideal sanitizer for direct food sanitation and food contact surfaces.
Ammonium bicarbonate

Irritant to the skin, eyes and respiratory system.
Ammonium carbonate

Irritant to skin, eyes, digestive tract and respiratory system.
Chlorine dioxide 

Corrosive, HIGHLY FLAMMABLE, and REACTIVE gas and a DANGEROUS FIRE and EXPLOSION HAZARD.
Citric acid

Causes eye irritation 
Dodecylbensenesulfonic acid

Flammable, corrosive. Irritant to skin, eyes, nose and throat.
Ethanol (Ethyl alcohol)

Flammable, can cause headache, drowsiness and vomiting.
Glutaraldehyde

Irritant to the skin, eyes, digestive  tarct and respiratory system.
Glycolic acid

Causes eye irritation and skin irritation 
Hydrochloric acid

Corrosive to the eyes, skin, and mucous membrane. Acute (short-term) inhalation exposure may cause eye, nose, and respiratory tract irritation and inflammation and pulmonary edema in humans.
Hydrogen chloride

Irritant to the mucous membranes, eyes and skin
Hydrogen peroxide

Corrosive to the eyes, skin and respiratory system. This chemical can cause burns to the skin and tissue damage to the eyes.
Iodine

Irritation to mucous membrane and respiratory tract.
Isopropanol (Isopropyl alcohol)

 Flammable, can cause headache, drowsiness and vomiting.
L-Lactic acid

 Causes serious eye damage. Material may be irritating to the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
Octanoic acid

May cause skin burns. Causes severe skin irritation and burns.
Peroxyacetic acid (Peracetic acid)

Corrosive/irritating to the eyes, mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and skin.
Peroxyoctanoic acid

Harmless on its own for water cleansing, but generally mixed with Hydrogen peroxide to work as a disinfectant.
Phenolic

Phenol is highly irritating to the skin, eyes and mucous membranes in humans after acute (short-term) inhalation or dermal exposures. Phenol is considered to be quite toxic to humans via oral exposure.
Potassium peroxymonosulfate

Causes burns. Risk of serious damage to eyes. The material can produce chemical burns within the oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract following ingestion.
Quaternary ammonium

Corrosive and can cause burns to the skin and the mucous membranes.
Silver

Can leave silver residue in lungs if inhaled.
Sodium carbonate

Respiratory tract irritation, coughing, shortness of breath and pulmonary edema.
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate

Respiratory tract irritation, coughing, shortness of breath and pulmonary edema.
Sodium chlorite

Irritate the eyes, nose and throat and may cause nosebleeds, hoarseness, and/or sore throat.
Sodium dichloroisocyanurate

Risk of fire and explosion on contact with strong reducing agents, strong bases, ammonia, urea or water.
Sodium dichloroisocyanurate dihydrate

Harmful if swallowed. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Contact with acids liberates toxic gas.
Sodium hypochlorite

Causes skin and eye irritation. Very harmful to equatic life.
Tetraacetyl ethylenediamine

Harmless on its own for water cleansing, but generally mixed with "Quats" to work as a disinfectant.
Thymol

Irritant to the mucous membranes, eyes and skin.
Triethylene glycol

Very hazardous in case of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion. Slightly hazardous in case of inhalation.