Reposted from Reliance Medical (www.reliancemedical.co.uk)
Until now, there has not been a cost-effective medical solution to treat acid and alkali related contamination, so current protocols still recommend the sole use of water. However, independent test data has now confirmed that one bottle of Redcap 500ml is significantly more effective at neutralising acid and alkali splashes than comparable water treatment and is available at a fraction of the cost of other pH neutralising eyewashes on the market.
Redcap continues to neutralise acid & alkali pH levels long after water slows:
In vitro titration studies were independently conducted to assess the effectiveness of Redcap. Reliance Medical identified sulphuric acid (96%), and sodium hydroxide (40%), as the most commonly treated acid and alkali related injuries. 10ml of each substance were pipetted into a conical flask and placed in a magnetic stirrer. Initial pH values were recorded. Redcap was added in progressive increments, with the pH value recorded after each increment. Further test reports on the effectiveness of Redcap are available upon request.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE
Rinsing with Redcap will help stop and neutralise the harmful pH values of both acids and alkali. Special care should be taken when treating incidents involving the eyes to ensure all fluids run off the face and do not pool in the ears, nose, or mouth. Redcap is available with either standard caps or eye bath tops to ensure the flow of the solution can be easily controlled and reduce the ‘waterboarding’ effect on patients. It is recommended to use up to 2 liters of Redcap solution, after which you should continue to rinse with standard Reliwash eyewash until the emergency services arrive.
NOTE: All eye-related injuries require medical attention.
HYDROFLUORIC ACID NOTICE
Redcap is not recommended for the treatment of hydrofluoric acid incidents. Hydrofluoric acid is toxic and highly corrosive to skin and bones. Redcap may have a neutralising effect and help to rinse but will not limit the acid’s toxic effect. Dedicated hydrofluoric acid treatment kits are available for customers who have a first aid requirement for hydrofluoric acid incidents.
See full blog post from our supplier, Reliance Medical at https://www.reliancemedical.co.uk/redcap-vs-water-independent-test-data-results-confirm-500ml-redcap-more-effective-than-water/