Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 07:29:24 -0400
Reply-To: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
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From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: Teflon combustion products?
Comments: To: SAFETY

Does anyone have any familiarity with the combustion products  
association with Teflon labware and whether they are likely to end up  
in the soot associated with smoke from a fire? We had a lab fire  
yesterday and there is the potential for Teflon to have burned in the  
event. The runoff water from the spinklers and fire response was  
neutral, but there is a lot of soot in the laboratory and we need to  
assess clean up procedures.

Thanks for any information.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH
Environmental Safety Manager
University of Vermont
Environmental Safety Facility
667 Spear St. Burlington, VT  05405

fax: (802)656-8682

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