Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 09:31:10 -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: Re: Response to question on labels in humid environment
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How about, when chemicals are received, that the chemical name (and the received date!) is written on the container with a permanent marker? That way, if the label is separated from the container, at least there's a chemical name on the container. For existing inventory, same idea - take some time to write the chemical name on the container with a sharpie. Just a thought. Good luck to you and to your teacher-friends. Debbie ------------------ Debbie Decker EH&S UCDavis (530)754-7964 FAX (530)752-4527 dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here** 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." -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Latimer, Lee Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 9:02 AM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Response to question on labels in humid environment Sounds like the bigger problem is the identification of what was/is in the unlabeled bottles, or else how to dispose of them in a somewhat different environment than most of us have. I suspect they don't have the resources to pitch and replace, and so need to be able to salvage. There are certainly online sources (Aldrich, etc.) from the original suppliers that can provide adequate data to reconstruct enough label information to function with. The key is the teachers knowledge of what they have or the ability to sort it out (resources). Lee

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