pH of Hydrogen Peroxide in Cleaning Products
We know that hydrogen peroxide is an acid. Depending on the amount of hydrogen peroxide in the product, the pH can be a "1" which is very dangerous. The pH scale goes from zero (acid) to forteen (acid). In the middle is water at 7. So, the safe and Green product are closer to seven than zero or fourteen.
The concern for pH has become a growing concern as we now know that strong cleaning product can burn the skin, cause blindness, or cause respiratory problems. In addition, strong chemical emit numerus VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that are harmful fume that are best not to breath.
Common products like bleach and ammonia are about a 2-3 pH, and if you stick you nose over the top of a bleach bottle, you will get a horrible reaction from the fumes. In the last few years, chemical manufacturers have figured out how to use hydrogen peroxide in cleaning product. And, bleach or ammonia product are being revised to use bleach as the key ingredient.
The trick is to limit the amount of hydrogen peroxide to do the job, but avoid the hazards of a strong acid product. We know that a good pathogen kill happens at about a 20% mix. But, that is still a problem on the pH strength. Like bleach, hydrogen peroxide does not stay full potency sitting on th shelf. So, even "Activated Hydrogen Peroxide" products are not easy to deliver.
H Factor is a cross-activated product, and the pH of the mixture is about 4%. The pH is about 9.2, which is really amazing. The fact is that H Factor is amazing sanitizer with a 99.99999% germ killing ratio without using a unacceptible pH level.