After eye or skin contact with acid or alkalis, it is only seconds before the pH value is significantly altered, and the corrosive damage may lead to permanent injury. Acid and alkalis must be quickly neutralized to a pH value equal to the normal level in the eye or on the skin. The use of ordinary water or 0.9 % sodium chloride will only provide a limited degree of effective dilution with an increased flushing time.
Redcap™ Phosphate Buffer Solution has a neutralizing effect which significantly reduces the flushing time and the volume of fluid required to dilute and neutralize acid and alkali splashes*.
Quicker neutralization, especially on the face, can relieve the distress of feeling ‘underwater’ from flushing, the first aider is also better protected from becoming a secondary victim whilst in contact with the contaminant.
The range of Redcap™ Phosphate Buffer Solutions, Chemical Splash Stations, and Kits, ensures there is a product perfectly suited to enable first responders to achieve this goal. Easy-to-squeeze bottles, allow the eye or skin to be irrigated easily and efficiently, reducing the risk of severe injury caused by acid, alkali, or particulate contamination.
* It is recommended to continue flushing with water or saline eye wash until medical help arrives.