Hero Wipes™ Is Tough on Soot, Safe on Skin.
- 70-gsm disposable towels are thick, tough, stretchable, and virtually indestructable compared to run-of-the-mill baby wipes or even adult washcloths.
- Patent-pending cleansing formula includes:
- Balanced blend of natural & synthetic surfactants rinse away dirt and impurities from skin;
- Natural humectant and moisturizing ingredients to soothe, condition & repair skin. Includes propanediol, aloe, cucumber, chamomile & oat extracts;
- Chelating and cleaning agents help to lift away known potential carcinogens from the skin and trap them in the wipe.
- Scientifically tested by independent laboratory for effectiveness in removing carcinogenic compounds TCEP & BaP — two common harmful toxins identified as a cause of cancer. See below for test summaries.
Ingredients in Hero Wipes
Water/Aqua/Eau, Propanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chamomila Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativis (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate/Caprate, Coco Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Polysorbate 20, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Trisodium Phospate, Citric Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance/Parfum (Hexyl Cinnamal, Dodecahydro-Tetramethylnaphthofuran, Benzyl Acetate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Octanal, Decanal, Lauraldehyde, Citronellal, Beta‐Caryophyllene, Geranyl Acetate, Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom) Seed Oil, Cis-Jasmone, Limonene, Neryl Acetate, Octyl Acetate, Gamma Terpintene, Terpineol Acetate, Alpha‐Terpineol, 4-Terpineol, Caproic Acid, Geraniol, Orange Carbonyls, Nerol, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Oil, Citronellol, Citronellyl Acetate, Coumarin, Allyl Cyclohexyloxyacetate, Dihydromyrcenol, Dipropylene Glycol, Ethyl Acetoacetate, Ethyl Linalool, Ethylene Brassylate, Pentadecalactone, Floralozone, Geraniol, Guaiacwood Oil, Methylenedioxyphenyl Methylpropanal, Allyl Alpha-Ionone, Hexenyl Acetate, Beta‐Ionone, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil, 3-Hexenol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cis‐3‐Hexenyl Methyl Carbonate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, Acetyl Cedrene, Methyl Dihydroxy-Dimethylbenzoate, Nerolidol Isomers, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol, Sandela, Vanillin).
For external use only. Keep away from reach of children. Discard used wipes in trash. Wipes are not flushable. Do not flush. Prevent entry into waterways, sewers or confined areas.
We hoped to verify that our Hero Wipes sufficiently removes the known carcinogens firefighters are exposed on the job. The main purpose of on-scene decontamination is to cut down the absorption of these harmful compounds by the skin.
To this goal, we have published the summaries of two scientific studies, conducted by an independent, third-party laboratory, along with the downloadable reports for the public to view and examine.
Study #1: TCEP Removal
TCEP is an organophosphate chemical that is used as an additive in flame retardant. It is used frequently in household products such as furniture, including ones designed for infants and toddlers.
TCEP is known to the State of California to cause cancer and is classified by the European Commission as a reproductive toxicant (ECHA 2012; OEHHA 2011a).
Research has also shown evidence of kidney toxicity, liver toxicity, and neurotoxicity related to TCEP exposure.
TCEP Study Results
In this controlled study, Hero Wipes had a near perfect removal, removing up to 98% of TCEP. From a simulated skin substrate (the same substrate commonly used to test efficacy of SPF products and other OTC products, as approved by FDA), Hero Wipes removed, on average, nearly 3/4 of TCEP with a single swipe.
Study #2: Benzopyrene (BaP) Removal
Benzo[a]pyrene is a potent mutagen and carcinogen, and a public health concern. It's found in many things, including cigarette smoke, soot, shale oil and fuel, amongst others. It also has a long list of side effects and possible health hazards to the skin, mucous membrane, and lungs.
BaP Study Results
In this controlled study, Hero Wipes was able to remove up to 83% of BaP. From a simulated skin substrate (the same substrate commonly used to test efficacy of SPF products and other OTC products, as approved by FDA), Hero Wipes removed, on average, over 80% of BaP with a single swipe.