PRODUCT: 200ml PLUM pH NEUTRAL EMERGENCY EYEWASH
In a large number of jobs, businesses and industries, you are particularly exposed to serious eye injuries caused by chemicals. Workplaces like airports, chemical factories, cement factories, construction sites, mining industry, or in the petrochemical industry are some examples. These industries use a lot of strong acids and alkalis during the operation. The risk that something will go wrong, for example, because a hose comes loose, is part of everyday life. You need pH Neutral at hand.
In connection with eye injuries involving acids and alkali, it is important to neutralize the chemical as quickly as possible to a pH level of about 7.4. This is corresponding to the normal pH level of the eye’s fluid – preferably before the acid or alkali has penetrated into the cornea. To optimize safety where there is a risk of acid and alkali injuries, the eyewash solution must be:
- Easily accessible
- Quick to use
PLUM pH Neutral Eyewash is a 4.9% phosphate buffer that will quickly and effectively neutralize even very strong acids and alkali. The liquid consists of phosphate salts that are present in the body. The hydrogen phosphate buffer is effective against acids, whereas the dihydrogen phosphate buffer reacts against alkali.
We have tested the neutralising effect of pH Neutral for both strong acids and alkali compared with the effect of ordinary eyewash with 0.9% sodium chloride. The test clearly shows that pH Neutral will quickly neutralize both acids and alkali to a harmless pH level. In case of chemical eye accident, you can use this unit to rinse your eyes before continuing with the 500ml PLUM Emergency Eyewash (Model EP 4604) until you reach a doctor or an emergency room.
This product is manufactured by PLUM A/S from Denmark.