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Eye Wash School

Hi! As we are sure you are aware, the most common eye injuries are caused by dust, dirt or splashes from corrosive chemicals. You can now learn what to do if you or someone around you gets a hazardous substance in the eye.

Different corrosive injuries

The pH value of the eye is neutral. If alkalis or acids get into the eyes, the pH value changes radically, and it only takes a few seconds to cause a corrosive injury.

Common causes of injuries

Exploding batteries, splashes from lye, cement, lime, dishwasher detergents, some laundry detergents, ammonia, degreasing agents, paint, washing soda and adhesives. Metal filings, dirt and dust should also be immediately flushed away to make sure they do not get stuck in your eye.

Save your eyes with a buffered eye wash

Cederroth’s eye wash is borate buffered. A buffer is a kind of shock absorber that can withstand changes in pH by adding a strong acid or base.

By using a buffered eye wash the natural pH value of the eye is restored more quickly and effectively than with normal sodium chloride solution.

How to stop a corrosive injury:

  • 1. Start rinsing the eye immediately. The effect is greatest during the first seconds.
  • 2. Rinse generously. The eye must be open while rinsing.
  • 3. Rinse for a long time. Rinse for at least 15 minutes* after being exposed to corrosive substances. Use several bottles or continue rinsing at a plumbed-in eye wash unit. Seek medical attention, bring several bottles of eye wash for continued rinsing on the way to the hospital.

If you have an accident with a substance that contains calcium (cement, concrete or lime), you can safely rinse with Cederroth Eye Wash as it is 100% phosphate-free.* For specific instructions regarding required rinse times etc., please consult the relevant occupational health and safety guidelines for your work place.

Product Guide

4.5 year
shelf life

For emergency accidents

Corrosive and irritant substances, such as dust and dirt.

Cederroth Eye Wash 500 ml with a wall bracket

Cederroth Eye Wash 235 ml pocket model

Transport to the hospital

After the initial rinsing at the site of the accident, bring several bottles of eye wash for continued rinsing on the way to the hospital.

Cederroth Eye Wash Case

For less serious incidents

Dust and dirt.

Cederroth Eye & Wound Cleansing Spray
- Not available in US/CA

Cederroth Eye Rinse
- Not available in US/CA