Diphoterine is a skin rinse produced by Prevor Laboratories (www.prevor.com) 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.
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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.
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