Revolutionary first aid for chemical splashes
Prism Inter Africa: Chemical Safety is a company that specialises in the first aid of chemical splashes to the eyes and skin. In these emergency situations, it is necessary to react immediately, with the use of effective products and protocols to achieve maximum efficiency, while limiting potential injury.
The company is the local supplier of Diphoterin and Hexafluorine solutions, developed by French company, Prevor.
In May this year, Prism Inter Africa hosted a chemical splash seminar in Johannesburg, where Dr Jean Luc Fortin presented the pathology of chemical burns, while discussing current rinsing methods and their efficiencies.
Diphoterin was one of the rinsing methods he reviewed, which was then demonstrated by Marie-Anaïs Dentzer, from the international development department at Prevor.
Diphoterin is a unique solution for the emergency first-aid decontamination of chemical splashes in the eyes, or on the skin. It is an aqueous, polyvalent, washing solution that is highly effective against all kinds of corrosive and irritant chemicals.
It is an amphoteric, chelating molecule with at least one site able to rapidly and effectively absorb and neutralise the aggressive chemical molecule to prevent possible reactions.
Dentzer also demonstrated the effectiveness of Hexafluorine solution, which is specifically for the emergency first-aid decontamination of hydrofluoric acid splashes in the eyes or onto the skin.