Date: Fri, 7 May 2010 08:46:06 -0700
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From: "Lanza, Mary Beth" <MaryBeth.Lanza**At_Symbol_Here**WEYERHAEUSER.COM>
Subject: Use of diphoterine in labs
Comments: cc: "Catalano, Dennis"

Hi all ,

I hear d about this incident second hand.  Have any of you heard of diphoterine ?

There recently has been a serious incident at a manufacturing site in Western Australia involving 98% H2SO4. As a result of this, corporate SHE is implementing the use of a wash solution called diphoterine. Has anyone heard of this? It's intended as a first aid measure (instead of water) to flush the skin and is supposed to ameliorate blisteri ng and/or reduce pain from contact with acids and alkalis.

If anyone has any knowledge of it or experience using it I would be interes ted in hearing about it.


Mary Beth Lanza
Scientist - Infrared Spectroscopy
Analysis and Testing Services
WTC Chemical Hygiene Officer
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