A Common Question: How does it spray without dispensing the gas with the water?

Bio Med Wash is a pressurized aerosol container that dispenses pure tissue-culture-grade water. When the trigger is activated, a fine mist spray is dispensed gently and the user can put their face and eyes into the “mist stream” for eyewash treatment. The mist builds up on the face and the eyes, adding to the wash-out effect of the eyes natural tear function.

So how does it spray this fine gentle mist without any of the pressurized gases also escaping?

Using a leading technology, the water is contained in a sterile bag within the can. The bag is affixed to the spray actuator so only the water itself can escape when the trigger is activated. Because the medical grade nitrogen is required to pressurize the container for effective spraying, it is stored inside the can after the water bag has been sealed to the actuator.

The gas is contained between the shell walls of the canister and the bag, thus acting as a pressure-agent – much like if you grabbed the bag and squeezed – forcing the liquid in the bag to dispense. Nitrogen is a naturally occurring gas, and a natural part of our atmosphere. For more information about Nitrogen, take a look at Praxair’s MSDS for compressed Nitrogen.

As you can see from the accompanying diagram and the explanation provided, Bio Med Wash spray is both effective and safe for sterile and effective treatment of both skin and eyes.

What about the pressure that outputs from the spray? Isn’t it dangerous to the eyes?

When properly used, this product can be sprayed directly into the eye without any adverse effects. As a personal eyewash, a portable eyewash, there is no comparable product available on the market. It’s fine mist is exactly that – a fine mist – much like being out on a drizzly day with heavy misty-fog — only wetter!

“When testing the product out to satisfy my own sense of right, my curiosity, I found that as I sprayed, I could not tell if I was actually getting it into my eyes. The wetness of my face was far more noticeable than the spray entering my eyes.”

An added bonus of the facial spray of Bio Med Wash is that the pH-balanced water is naturally pure, non-allergenic, environmentally friendly, and a proven natural moisturizer for skin and eyes. Get wetter better.

Material Safety Data Sheet for Bio Med Wash Updated

In response to Canadian Regulatory requirements, further updates have been made to the Material Safety Data Sheet for the Bio Med Wash product. You can download and/or print the updated Bio Med Wash MSDS English copy from this site – Visit Bio Med Wash MSDS.

A French version of the Material Safety Data Sheet will be available soon. Please stay tuned. is now also available for download or online viewing at  Bio Med Wash MSDS.

Further, in response to Canadian regulations, an additional label has been added to the product warning that the product is a pressurized container.

Bio-Logic Aqua Research USA Announces Partnership with Western Safety Products BioMedWashCanada.com

Courtesy of PR WEB & Bio-Logic Aqua Research

Sharon Kleyne, Founder and Chairman of Bio-Logic Aqua Research of Grants Pass, Oregon, USA, and Co-Founder and CEO Willem Kleyne, have announced a partnership between their company and Western Safety Products of Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada. Western Safety will become the exclusive Canadian distributor for Bio Med Wash®, the only personal eye wash device, globally, that is portable, hand-held, all-water and all-natural.

Bio Med Wash was developed after the September 11, 2001 attacks, when Bio-Logic Aqua discovered that many people couldn’t find their way out of the burning buildings due to fumes, heat and smoke in their eyes. Bio-Med Wash can be carried on the person and used while walking, with no stinging, burning or disorientation.

Bob Sask and Dan Barron, co-owners of Western Safety, have announced that they will make Bio-Med Wash available to Canada’s major industries, including the oil fields.

According to Bob Sask, “Bio Med Wash is an important addition to Western Safety’s first response safety product line. We have sold thousands of units with exciting response. This is the first hand-held eye wash that is truly portable.”

Western Safety has partnered to distribute all Bio Med Wash products and accessories:

Three-ounce and seven-ounce personal hand-held spray devices, a two-unit safety eye wash station, a 15-unit eye wash station, belt holsters, truck mounts and carrying cases. The product is available in military camouflage.

Sharon Kleyne notes that Bio Med Wash is easily carried on the person (with belt holster) by outdoor utility workers, oil fields, construction sites and first responders such as police, fire fighters, emergency medical personnel and the military. In industrial settings, the stations do not have to be plumbed and may be cost effectively located every few feet. The contents of the spray bottle remain sterile even when the unit is partially used and when surrounding conditions are unsanitary.

Bio Med Wash has been approved for Canadian distribution by Health Canada and other Canadian regulatory agencies. Bio-Logic Aqua Research has been awarded a Canadian patent with the product Nature’s Tears EyeMist application for dry eyes.

Bio Med Wash is available in the Canada through http://www.westernsafety.ca/ and major industrial first aid distributors throughout Canada. It is available in the United States through several major first aid product distributors and may be purchased online at http://www.Bio-LogicAqua.com.

Updates for Labelling, Health Canada Approval, and MSDS

With requests for current updates relating to the Health Canada approvals, where a copy of the material safety data sheet can be found, and how to address product already in circulation using the old labelling, a number of updated resources for your convenience.

Health Canada Approval

First and foremost, the Health Canada Approval recognizes Bio Med Wash as a natural health product and assigned an appropriate NPN number for the product to be sold in Canada. You can read more about the approval, and view or download the approval letter which has been scanned to a PDF on the Health Canada Approval page.

Old Labels

A number of customers who purchased the product before Health Canada became involved, have received the product with the old labelling which identifies the product as an Eye and First Aid Spray. The directions for use inadequately explained how to use the product as an eyewash. Those customers with the older cans, may continue to have them on-sites for emergency use for a few years yet, as the product does have a 4-year shelf life.

To address the concerns brought to our attention, the current labelling information pertinent to the use of the eyewash spray, has been added and can be found on the Canadian Label Updated page.

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Businesses responsible for the safety and well being of their employees recognize the importance of having proper records on hand for the products they purchase. Material Safety Data Sheets are no exception and with a number of calls requesting a copy, we have finally uploaded a copy of the MSDS for Bio Med Wash.

You can view or download a copy of the Bio Med Wash MSDS on that page.

 

Transit Driver Safety: Bio Med Wash Eye Wash & First Aid Spray

Transit drivers are subject to the possibility of anything happening along city bus routes. With people from all walks of life, routes that pass through the most depraved neighborhoods, and the drunken craziness of weekend early mornings, these drivers face unspeakable abuse at times, and have their personal safety jeopardized every day.

Buses are already properly equipped with a well stocked and supplied first aid kit, ready for nearly any emergency. They’re not all the way there yet though. Every bus would do well to have an AED on board for assisted CPR. More importantly, every driver should have access to eyewash and a first aid wash to deal with possible contaminants, particulate in the eye, and even liquids from what people spit, drink, or otherwise dispense from body or containers. Not a pretty picture.

These incidents are not a common daily occurrence but they do happen, and often enough to constitute a problem that needs some alternatives to properly manage the risks to public and driver health and safety. A driver’s eyesight is of critical importance for the task at hand.

Bio Med Wash emergency eyewash comes in conveniently sized cans, and a variety of options for equipping personnel.

  • Hip Holster for 3oz or 7oz cans
  • Single Mounts for in-vehicle 7oz cans
  • Soft-Sided Bag to carry 12-15 cans
For worst-case scenarios, a bus carrying 12-15 cans is not such an unreasonable idea. However, it would also be a very expensive eyewash program just to prepare for the worst case scenario. More often than not, intermediate steps don’t typically need to be that extravagant and the most common risk factor, the driver, having access to a personal eyewash, the cost-benefit would be far more justifiable. These decisions are best made by each company’s Safety Committee; and if you don’t have one – start one.
As you can see, there are numerous scenarios where the application of an emergency eyewash, or wound wash, calls for quick access to Bio Med Wash. Remaining sterile, due to its method of application and delivery, this eyewash can provide multiple sprays for multiple victims, within the 60-90 seconds of spray time. Properly trained personnel, able to respond having access to their own personal eyewash, can then turn their attention more efficiently and effectively on other potential victims.
Visit the Distributors Directory to find a Bio Med Wash distributor close to you. If they need cameras on today’s buses, drivers need access to an easy-to-use eyewash and first aid spray that is as versatile and advanced as Bio Med Wash.

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Bio Med Wash Outdoors in the Winter – It will freeze!

Eyewash, whether this product or another, will freeze if left outside (in vehicles or trailers) for extended periods of time.

What happens if the eyewash freezes?

If Bio Med Wash freezes, it can be thawed and the contents will remain completely unaffected. With some saline solution eyewashes, once they freeze crystals will separate from the solution and quite often won’t disappear after being thawed. Now you have particles in your eyewash solution that renders it ineffective as an eyewash. With Bio Med Wash, this won’t happen as it is pure water (tissue-culture grade).

Even without freezing, the water or saline of any eyewash product will be so cold, that the experience of washing out eyes could be rather uncomfortable, and possibly even painful; brain-freeze ayone?

So what can we do?

Eyewash carry bag

12 or 15 can soft-side bag

Bio Med Wash also has a convenient carry-bag (soft-side) with padding that can act as an insulative barrier. The trick, is how to keep the contents in the bag warm?

Speaking with an end-user customer with a number of their crew working outside, the simple solution of buying the soft-side bag for the eyewash for your 7oz cans, and adding a few handwarmers (maybe one will be enough) inside the bag to create a safe heat-source. In this way, the interior of the bag will help prevent freezing of the eyewash, and of course, adds the element of portability for outdoor workers that need to keep eyewash within reach and usable.

Find a Bio Med Wash Distributor Near You

 

Bio Med Wash Twin Pack

Western Safety Products Ltd. has been working hard to establish relationships with other first aid and safety suppliers across Canada. With the network of stores carrying the Bio Med Wash product growing across Canada, we felt it necessary to help bridge the connections so you can find a source closest to you. If your first aid and safety supplier is not currently carrying the Bio Med Wash product, they can approach us to inquire about distributor terms.

Visit the Distributor page and if you see someone missing, send us a note with the details.

Preventing and Lessening Eye Injuries

Eye Protection and Emergency First Aid

Note: According to the Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary (1995), “to injure” is defined as, “to impair the soundness of.” Based on this extremely broad definition, the term “eye injury,” as used by eye care and emergency professionals, can refer to conditions ranging from the mildly uncomfortable (soap in the eye or squinting due to air pollution) to catastrophic trauma (eye penetration by a foreign object).

Eyesight Threats.

” In an emergency, eyesight threats may arise from smoke, heat, dust, fumes, airborne chemicals and particles, perspiration into the tear film, tear gas and pepper spray, mechanical injuries and impact trauma from flying objects. Injuries from of these threats may often be prevented or lessened through good eye safety practices.

” Eyesight threats may also be present in non-emergency situations. They could be caused by cleaning fluid fumes, auto exhaust, slicing onions, prolonged computer use, perspiration into the tear film, an eyelash in the eye, home shop accidents, and even insulated windows and walls and forced-air heating and cooling (which can be dehydrating to the eye’s protective tear film). These injuries may also be prevented or mitigated with good eye safety practices.

” Unprotected exposure to these eyesight threats could result in consequences ranging from mild eye discomfort to serious and permanent eye damage. Symptoms could include blurred or impaired vision, pain, dehydration (dry eye), eye strain; burning, itchy or watery eyes; eye diseases and serious physical injury (catastrophic trauma). Symptoms may be mild (sub-acute) or temporarily disorienting, or they could result in permanent eye damage and eyesight impairment or loss.

Eye Protection and First Aid.

  • Remember that in an emergency such as a burning building, impaired eyesight from dust, smoke, fumes or perspiration, could make it more difficult or impossible to get out and could cost you your life.
  • Healthy, well hydrated eyes will serve you far better in an emergency. It pays to educate yourself about eye care and practice good eye health on a daily basis.
  • Before engaging in an activity where eye injuries could occur, always:
    • Know what to do in an emergency.
    • Have a predetermined emergency first aid plan for eye and other injuries.
    • Follow good safety precautions and procedures.
    • Have emergency first aid materials available.
  • The best way to prevent eye injuries, especially from foreign objects and harmful substances, is to wear protective eyewear when in high risk situations. If you have corrective lenses, you are less likely to have an accident if you wear them.
  • Chronically dehydrated eyes, which lack sufficient moisture (water) in the protective overlying tear film, are more susceptible to certain eye injuries than fully hydrated eyes.

Specific Situations.

Fumes, smoke, tear gas, pepper spray, airborne chemicals. These conditions can make it difficult or impossible to see in an emergency and may cause permanent damage. They can also create discomfort by altering the tear film’s pH (acidity/alkalinity), osmolarity (moisture attracting ability) and moisture content. Protective eyewear helps shield eyes from certain airborne irritants. Should discomfort become extreme, irrigate eyes with a sterile eye wash spray such as Bio Med Wash, other eye wash devices, or water from a plumbed eyewash station.

Chemical or thermal burns to eyes, eyelids or skin. Spray or irrigate eyes with copious amounts of water or liquid (Bio Med Wash spray, other eye wash devices or a plumbed eyewash station). Do not blot burned areas unless caused by a chemical, such as pepper spray or tear gas that will continue to burn unless removed. If injury is severe, bandage and seek immediate medical assistance. Keep burned areas moist by spraying with a water mist. (Note: Some chemical eye washes may compound the negative effect of harmful chemicals.)

Perspiration and sunburn. Solar exposure is dehydrating to both eyes and skin and could increase perspiration run-off into the eyes, thus increasing the tear film’s salt concentration and causing discomfort. Sunburn is extremely dehydrating to eyes, and to eyelid skin that protects the eyes. Drink plenty of water during extended solar exposure or during situations that make you perspire. Water with added salt is best (a Gatorade type drink). The amount of needed water increases with temperature and activity level, but eight glasses per day are recommended. Moisturize eyes and skin with a water eye and facial mist and by drinking plenty of water.

Foreign objects (catastrophic trauma). For small objects such as sand or metal filings, irrigate and flush the affected eye with copious amounts of water, from either an all-water eye spray, plumbed eyewash station or other eye wash system, until the object(s) is removed. If there is (or if you suspect) penetration, severe pain, profuse watering or corneal scratching, bandage the eye and seek medical attention. Do not try to wash out particles that have penetrated the corneal membrane.

Contact lenses. For most eye injuries, if there is a contact lens in the eye, leave it place while flushing, irrigating or bandaging. Remove the lens only when first aid treatment is completed and the eye begins to feel normal.

Eye strain, stress, fatigue and allergies can cause body, eyes and skin to lose moisture and cause eye discomfort. Moisturize the eyes with a water mist and by drinking plenty of water.

Low humidity, heat, cold and wind increase moisture evaporation from the body’s external surfaces (eyes, skin, breathing passages) causing skin chapping, eye discomfort, dry eye, etc. Low humidity may become an eye threat in both warm and cold weather. Moisturize the eyes with a water mist and by drinking plenty of water.

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Bio Med Wash; New Hand-Held Emergency Eye Wash

Bio-Logic Aqua Research, of Grants Pass, Oregon, announces the first hand held emergency eye wash and skin wash device for first aid and emergency response. How will this breakthrough product, Bio Med Wash, save lives?

Smoke, heat and dust may make it impossible to see. Plumbed eyewash stations require stopping and are intended for single person use. Chemical washes may cause blurred vision, disorientation and allergic reaction.

And now, in response to requests by emergency medical professionals, there is BIO MED WASH.

Bio Med Wash is an all-natural first aid water wash for eyes, skin and wounds. Bio Med Wash can be used for irritation due to dust, smoke, heat, fumes, pepper spray, wounds, burns, skin irritants, etc.

Bio Med Wash utilizes bag-on-valve technology, releasing a pressurized sterile water spray. It remains sterile under unsanitary conditions – even when the unit is partially expended.

Bio Med Wash is a hand-held trigger grip device, and can be carried in a pocket or on belt, and may be actuated while running and safely handed off to multiple individuals!

Bio Med Wash is the fastest growing first aid device in sales in the US and Canada. Bio Med Wash has been sold to and endorsed by major US police departments and US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

NEW and Innovating: First Aid Sterile Wash for Eyes and Skin

A decade of research has revealed BIO MED WASH® as the most effective and safe first aid wash for skin and eyes.

  • Bag-In-Can Technology
    • Cutting edge “bag-in-can” technology improves sanitation, avoids chemical propellants and preservatives, and increases the product’s useful life by insulating the water against extreme heat and cold.
  • Trigger Actuator
    • The BIO MED WASH® trigger actuator emits BioLogic Aqua® tissue-culture grade water as a spray, making it unnecessary to touch the wound.