Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 16:15:31 +0000
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From: lucydillman**At_Symbol_Here**COMCAST.NET
Subject: Re: Request for Advice on Chemical Hygiene

Of course the ideal is to keep the label from coming off in the first place, and good ideas have been shared for that. But what do you do with the unlabeled and now unidentified chemicals? My understanding is, they should be sampled and analyzed, and that would be a tedious and expensive proposition, and those kinds of costs are not easily absorbed in your resource setting. Transporting to a disposal site and subsequent disposition is difficult at best, and potentially dangerous, if you don't know what you are working with. Best of luck! Lucy Dillman lucydillman**At_Symbol_Here** -------------- Original message -------------- From: rebelford**At_Symbol_Here**UALR.EDU > I am in Thailand and the day after I arrived I ran a one day workshop on > Information and Communication Technologies as the fourth day of a five day > nation wide workshop for high school teachers. I included a section on MSDS and > Chemical Hygiene, and on the following day I was given written questions by the > "adjun" (teachers). Although only a minor part of my workshop was on chemical > hygiene, every question but one dealt with either chemical hygiene issues or > green chemistry. > > It appears that in this humid land (full of black mold) there is a propensity > for labels to disintegrate off bottles in school stock rooms, and I was asked > what to do. So, I am asking if anyone has any web based (or other) protocols > for dealing with unlabeled containers that I could share. I would really > appreciate any input as these are great people whom I believe have far greater > problems than we do when it come to chemical hygiene issues and they do care. > > I really appreciate any input and help. > > Sincerely, > > Bob Belford > . > > *********************************************************** > Robert E. Belford > Department of Chemistry > University of Arkansas at Little Rock > > 501-569-8824

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