Wait time after fogging with Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)
This is not an exhaustive list, but a small, demonstrative referenced one highlighting the absence of the necessity to wait before occupying a space after fogging with HOCl.
Due to a compatible pH with human skin, and the fact that hypochlorous acid is made by the human immune system to fight pathogens and is non-cytotoxic, HOCl can be safely fogged in the presence of people 1,9, topically applied to skin, is used for wound disinfection and accelerated healing 2,8 as well as used for the treatment of eyelids 3 and as a nasal rinse 4,and a treatment for root canals, it is widely understood that HOCl is safe for exposure to humans when airborne.
“Topical stabilized HOCl provides an optimal wound healing environment and, when combined with silicone, may be ideal for reducing scarring. Additionally, in contrast to chlorhexidine, HOCl, used as an antiseptic skin preparation, raises no concerns of ocular-or ototoxicity.” 5
“We speculate that some ocular spray disinfectants that contain hypochlorous acid, usually applied to treat blepharitis in order to reduce bacterial and viral load on the skin and eye lashes, could be used as a measurement of prevention for the facial area where many other chemical agents cannot be applied.” 6
“HOCl has been incorporated into topical formulations due to antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and wound healing properties...Topical formulations of stabilized, pH-neutral HOCl (e.g., solution, gel, spray) have been evaluated in several studies demonstrating both antimicrobial effects and therapeutic benefit in many cutaneous disorders, including seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis-associated pruritus, acne vulgaris, diabetic foot ulcers, and hypertrophic scars/keloids. Topical HOCl appears to be well tolerated and safe, without any major adverse events reported.” 7
"Even the aerosolised form of BRIO HOCl, inhaled as a dense fog during area decontamination causes no adverse effects, and there are evaluations pending for therapeutic use as a nebulized topical laryngeal, tracheal, and alveolar disinfectant." 9
“...it may be stated that the occupants of the room considered that the slight irritation of the eyes, nose or throat, experienced by some of them (i.e. during Exp.19), was of no importance....It is concluded that the application of this method for air disinfection in crowded places such as air-raid shelters, some military quarters, and even in places of entertainment under epidemic conditions, would reduce the danger of the spread of infectious disease by transmission of air-borne bacteria.” 10