Date: Fri, 7 May 2010 12:31:23 -0700
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Subject: Re: Use of diphoterine in labs
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Diphoterine is a skin rinse produced by Prevor Laboratories (  It is widely used un the EU, Australia,  and Asia.  It has been shown to be much more effective than water in rinsing skin/eye chemical contamination and preventing or reducing injury.  It is polyfunctional and effective against most chemical injurious compounds; it does not add any significant heat of reaction to the already insulted tissues.

I can provide much more information, but look at the web page first; it is loaded with peer reviewed publications on the product.  Personally. If I get splashed w/ acid, I want to use Diphoterine.  Also, since I am fairly sensitive to jellyfish in the ocean, I carry it with me whenever diving in water and routinely rinse my exposed skin, (wrists, hands, neck) as soon as I get out of the water.

Please not, Prevor Laboratories retains my firm for technical consultation

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Lanza, Mary Beth
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 8:46 AM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Use of diphoterine in labs

Hi all,

I heard 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 blistering and/or reduce pain from contact with acids and alkalis.

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


Mary Beth Lanza
Scientist - Infrared Spectroscopy
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