Whether responding to car accidents, assaults or transporting prisoners, law enforcement officers may be exposed to harmful pathogens. While thorough washing of the affected area is the preferred response to an exposure to bodily fluids or airborne contaminants, I ve yet to see a patrol car equipped with a sink or decontamination station. Having been bitten on the arm by a suspected drug user and exposed to subjects with MRSA and tuberculosis, I can personally attest to the need for an expedient means to effectively cleanse a potentially infected area while in the field.
Recently, a new product named MyClyns arrived on the market. It offers an effective additional layer of protection for officers who experience a suspected exposure to harmful pathogens. It s a non-alcohol, non-aerosol, non-irritating and non-flammable cleanser that s safe to use on both closed and broken skin (such as a bite wound), and also the face, including the eyes, ears, nose and mouth.
Packaged in a convenient dispenser similar in size to a dry-erase marker, the solution in MyClyns kills many germs and viruses. According to testing by independent laboratories, MyClyns demonstrated a 99.99 percent reduction in MRSA and many other germs on contact, and showed a 99.99 percent reduction in Hepatitis C within 30 seconds. It has also reportedly shown effectiveness against HIV-1, Herpes Simplex 1, tuberculosis, bacterial meningitis and gonorrhea.
Immediately after a suspected exposure has occurred, remove the cap, pump the sprayer to prime the unit and spray the entire contents on the affected area. MyClyns does not replace traditional methods of cleansing, and an affected officer should immediately follow their agency s existing protocol for thorough disinfection or treatment.
Officers working in regular high-threat exposure environments such as correctional facilities and hospitals may find MyClyns a vital addition to their regular duty gear. For others, carrying MyClyns in your patrol vehicle, duty bag or first-aid kit will provide a faster initial response to exposures than driving to your department.
Check out the detailed laboratory test results, distributer list and other valuable info at www.myclyns.com and consider adding MyClyns to your toolbox.