Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 18:03:55 -0500
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From: fred simmons <fred123**At_Symbol_Here**BELLSOUTH.NET>
Subject: Re: Old heater/stir plates - is it likely they contain asbestos?
Comments: To: "Dr. Jay A. Young"
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Many of the older ones had asbestos insulation on the internal electrical

-----Original Message-----
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Dr.
Jay A. Young
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 3:35 PM
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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Old heater/stir plates - is it likely they contain


All the old ones that I know of were either ceramic or metal (non magnetic
metal) and did not contain asbestos.  I have heard of some people
erroneously claiming they contained asbestos so that may be the source of
your concern.

I suggest you ask the manufacturers whether or not their old heater/stir
plates contained asbestos.

And if you do find that some of them did contain asbestos, I'd appreciate
your letting me know.

Jay Young


----- Original Message -----
From: "Russell Vernon" 
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 1:06 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Old heater/stir plates - is it likely they contain

Do any of you have experience with disposing of old hearter/stir plates?

Do you know if they contained asbestos?



Russell Vernon, Ph.D.
UC System-wide Field Safety Working Group Chair

Laboratory / Research Safety Specialist, Integrated Waste Manager and
Interim Hazardous Materials Manager Environmental Health & Safety University
of California, Riverside 900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521


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