Patients and staff at a Norco dialysis center were evacuated today after a chemical spill inside the facility, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Around 10:25 a.m., firefighters were called to DaVita Dialysis, 1901 Town & Country Drive, to investigate a possible hazardous material on the floor in one of the rooms, a fire department official said.
The agency’s hazmat unit discovered Renalin, a sterilant used in dialyzers, had spilled and moved occupants of the building as a safety precaution.
The substance can cause skin and eye irritation, and in extreme cases can lead to burns, according to published reports.
No injuries were reported at DaVita.
Hazmat personnel initiated a clean-up at the site.
Two patients were transported to a dialysis center at a different location to resume treatment, while one patient was transported home via an ambulance, according to the fire department.
Details of what caused the spill were not immediately available.