Hero Wipes Announces Product Removes up to 99.7 percent of Lead Contaminants From Skin
Recent studies show that firefighters responding to structure fires are exposed not only to potentially carcinogenic soot but also lead contaminants coming from household furnishings, carpets and appliances. Studies also show an increased risk of lead poisoning for Law Enforcement members due to the exposure of gunshot residue and lack of proper decontamination. Assembled in the USA and EWG verified, Hero Wipes has been formulated, tested and proven to remove carcinogenic soot and lead contaminants in the same wipe.
We are very proud of the work we do to support and protect first responders and public safety personnel, said Eve Yen, founder and CEO of Diamond Wipes International, Inc., which owns Hero Wipes. The additional protection offered by the Hero Wipes FIRE product shows our continued commitment to protecting the people who protect us.
All of us at the Los Angeles Fire Department are excited to hear the news about the new tests, said LAFD Assistant Chief Wade White. We selected Hero Wipes because it was proven effective at removing soot. Now to learn that it is also effective at removing the heavy metal toxins that we are exposed to is an added value.
Introduced in 2017, Hero Wipes is the first on-scene decontamination wipe to have its unique formulation, a patent-pending blend of ingredients that works to isolate harmful toxins and carcinogens, scientifically tested for effectiveness in their removal. Hero Wipes is proven effective to remove up to 90 percent of benzopyrene, commonly found in soot, and up to 69 percent of TCEP, the most common toxic flame retardant, in just a single swipe. With the new testing showing removal of up to 99.7 percent of lead contaminants, Hero Wipes FIRE provides top-of-the-line protection from fire contamination.
Additional information on testing and decontamination protocols can be found on the Hero Wipes webpage -- https://www.myherowipes.com.