Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 21:03:59 EDT
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From: Jim Kaufman <Labsafe**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: Impervious Gloves
In a message dated 9/12/2004 12:00:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
LISTSERV**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU writes:

> My favorite is the ubiquitous "use impervious gloves".  If you don't know
> what kind of glove is impervious to that chemical, what on earth does this
> statement tell you?!

It says that a "prudent person" should use caution and take the time to find
out which glove is going to be best.  It might even involve asking the
manufacturer to do a permeation test.

After Karen Wetterhan died, I contacted NIOSH and requested information on
dimethylmercury.  Within three days (and for free), I received about 50 pages of
documentation on how extremely toxic this stuff is.  One of the things it
said was "Wear Impervious Protective Equipment."   ... Jim

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