Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 19:48:20 +0000
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From: roger.o.mcclellan**At_Symbol_Here**ATT.NET
Subject: Re: Follow up story on Western Reserve Academy chemistry lab
Comments: To: Ralph Stuart

Ralph: Thanks for sharing the story. It is compelling! It sould be widely shared. Indeed, I would urge C&EN to consider reprinting it. It also needs to be shared widely within chemistry teacher organizations. The issue of safety can not be over-emphasized. I am dismayed by how frequestly I see basic chemical safety rules ignored by both faculty and students at academic institutions. When you walk down the hall of an academic laboratory building check to see how many individuals in the labs are not wearing safety glasses or are wearing inappropriate attire. How often do you see student desks jammed in labs, sometimes at the rear? This story is a reminder to everyone to upgrade safety considerations irrespective of whether it is an academic or industrial environment or in our homes or work place. Roger Roger O. McClellan, DVM, MMS, DSc(Honorary), Dipl-ABVT, Dipl-ABT, Fellow-ATS Advisor, Toxicology and Human Health Risk Analysis 13701 Quaking Aspen Place NE Albuquerque, NM 87111 Tel: 505-296-7083 Fax: 505-296-9573 E-mail: roger.o.mcclellan**At_Symbol_Here** -------------- Original message from Ralph Stuart : -------------- > This story focuses on the human side of the event, but has some > interesting chemical safety pieces about the event as well. > > - Ralph > > > > In the blink of an eye > Two years ago, Calais Weber's life changed in an instant. In a > chemistry lab at Western Reserve Academy, the former model was badly > burned on almost half of her body. > > By Jewell Cardwell > Beacon Journal columnist > > Published on Saturday, Jan 26, 2008

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