"Safe Disinfectant smells like bleach to me, isn't is really just bleach?"

HOCl has a different chemical composition from that of bleach. Therefore they behave differently. Bleach contains lye which is caustic and gives it the well known slippery feeling to our skin because it is literally breaking down the fatty tissue and oils of our skin. Bleach is a severe lung irritant, and can cause burns, eye damage, etc. HOCl is a saline solution which means that it is made from salt and water. In other countries, though not approved in Canada, it is even used medically to treat eye conditions.

"Since HOCl is an acid, how can "Safe Disinfectant" be "safe"?"

HOCl is a weak water soluble acid like in orange juice. HOCl is a powerful oxidizer that oxidizes the thin microbe cell wall causing it to burst and die without harming us.

"Is HOCl harmful?"

No! Actually HOCl is harmless. Our immune system produces Hypochlorous Acid in the white blood cells to fend off infections, bacterial and viral invasions.

Veterinary usage of HOCl is well documented to treat various infections in animals.