Sharon Kleyne Urges Water Use For Victims Of Acid Attacks

Acid Attacks Require Immediate Response Says Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne. Bio-Med Wash® Is Effective First Response to Acid Attacks.

Pundits and observers of social customs have been noting for some time that civility and courtesy are not as prevalent as they once were. People notice a lot more anger. There seems to be more random confrontations between total strangers and between people who know each other. In recent months, this trend has taken a frightening turn with a spate of acid attacks, mostly in the United Kingdom, but spreading now internationally.

Water advocate and host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears®EyeMist®, has taken notice. Referring to an article written by Emily Hodgkin that appeared in, Kleyne felt it was essential to share the immediate steps one should take if witnessing an acid attack or suffering an attack.

In Acid Attack: What To Do, How To Help Victims and Why WATER Is Most Vital for First Aid, Hodgkin warned that acid attacks in London have exceeded 400 already this year. “An acid attack maims a victim with a corrosive fluid,” Hodgkin writes, “and can scar them for life, inflicting serious injuries and potentially leaving victims blind.”

Kleyne encourages use of lots of water on victims of acid attacks. It’s imperative to wash as much of the acid off as you can; you might use 40 to 60 liters of water to do so. Water must be fresh or saline; rinsing a burned area with dirty water will result in horrible infection. Someone attending an acid victim should continue to flush affected areas with cool but not cold water until the victim’s burning sensation ceases. This may take as long as 30-45 minutes. Remember to remove all jewelry or clothing that had contact with the acid and do not apply any creams or ointments to the affected area. Finally, rush the victim to a hospital burn unit.

If you happen to carry some in your purse or backpack or book bag, Kleyne recommends also treating the area with Bio-Med Wash®. Bio-Med Wash® consists of Trade Secret tissue culture grade water and is rapidly becoming the first-aid emergency product of choice among first responders, the military, hospitals, law enforcement and construction workers.

Of course, Kleyne hopes that this rash of acid attacks will not continue to spread, but in an increasingly unsafe world, it is wise to be prepared for any contingency. Where acid attacks are concerned, it’s clear that fresh water, a lot of it, is the best thing one can use to comfort and care for a victim.


Would you like to share your thoughts about anger, incivility and acid attacks? If you do, we’d like very much to hear from you! You can reach us at 800-367-6478 ~ Fax 541-474-2123 or on Twitter at @sharonkleynehr

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