Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 08:04:11 -0400
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From: MaryJo.Press**At_Symbol_Here**PMUSA.COM
Subject: Re: Managing Chemicals with stench characteristics
Comments: To: mprisby**At_Symbol_Here**DECODE.COM

I have found that by using vanilla flavoring, the stench can be removed from most clothing, equipment, etc. I used to work around some FOUL smelling chemicals. I would wet a paper towel with vanilla flavoring and put it in a bag containing my clothes and shoes overnight. It worked wonders. It also works for refrigerators and freezers that have meat in them that goes bad, such as after a hurricane. -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Prisby, Mary Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 9:59 PM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: [DCHAS-L] Managing Chemicals with stench characteristics I have been involved with moving materials from one faciity to another. During the exercise, I am drafting a more extensive policy for chemical storage. Since we have a mulititude of materials, I am focusing on items that I have highlighted from the existing storage. One primarily is materials that have a stench and/or are odiferous. I understand that there may be products sold to absorb the stench odors or reduce it. Double bagging with vermiculite doesn't seem to be as effective as I would hope. Any general good practice successes would be greatly appreciated. Mary EHS deCODE Chemsitry

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