How to Treat a Chemical Burn From Super Clean Degreaser

Super Clean is a degreasing agent manufactured and sold by the SuperClean corporation. This cleaning agent posses several chemicals that are very strong bases. Specifically, tetrasodium ethylenediaminetetraacetate, pH 11.8, and sodium hydroxide, pH 14. Contact with strong bases, such as sodium hydroxide (NaOH), is considered a medical emergency and attention must be administered immediately. All substances with more than 0.2% NaOH are considered caustic and must be labeled as such.

Step 1

Remove all clothing in the contact area immediately including watches, glasses and rings. Cloth and leather materials should be discarded.

Step 2

Flush the affected area with copious amounts of lukewarm water for at least 60 minutes. Do not interrupt the water bath for any reason. Emergency personnel will wait until the flush is completed.

Step 3

Contact emergency personnel, if not already attempted, by dialing 911 or calling the local police station.