Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 16:39:54 -0700
Reply-To: Debbie Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
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From: Debbie Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Latex Glove degeneration
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Hi Gang:

Excusing the cross-posting....  We have researchers whose latex gloves,
rubber bands and other latex-containing articles degrade at an alarming
rate.  This is annoying.  Lately, a photographer in this building has found
her images degrading as well.  This is now causing consternation amongst
building occupants.

All the obvious have been checked - it is a laboratory building with
one-pass air and the degradation is not localized to a single floor or lab.

Ideas?  Don't be shy about suggesting the outrageous.


Debbie Decker
EH&S UCDavis
Co-Conspirator to Make the World A
Better Place -- Visit and join the conspiracy

Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction
that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,
can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."

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