Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 14:25:34 -0400
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Subject: Re: safety and nomenclature

Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] safety and nomenclature
From: BO'Keeffe**At_Symbol_Here**
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 11:57:00 -0500

There was an incident where a person at home ended up in the local
emergency room after mixing up some "washing soda" to relieve his
indigestion rather than "baking soda".   Both boxes had the familiar Arm &
Hammer logo and the person didn't understand the difference between sodium
carbonate and sodium bicarbonate.


Barbara O'Keeffe
Director, Environmental Health & Safety
University of Texas at Tyler
email:   bokeeffe**At_Symbol_Here**
voice:  903-566-7011
fax:      903-565-5829
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