For heaven's sakes. It is a cardinal rule to NEVER pipette ANYTHING under ANY circumstances by mouth. Anyone who thinks otherwise is just dumb! It is in the same category as "Didn't your mother teach you not to touch a hot pan?" By analogy this extends to siphoning gasoline! Regards, Ernest Lippert -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Bradley, Shelly Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009 5:32 PM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Pipetting rule We caught a student in a freshman lab doing it a couple of years ago, so someone out there is still teaching it. Shelly Bradley Hendrix College (501) 450-3812 bradley**At_Symbol_Here**hendrix.edu -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Barbara Mowery Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009 2:19 PM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: [DCHAS-L] Pipetting rule Colleagues, During our annual review of safety rules and printed mataerials, one of my young colleagues asked me if it is still necessary to include the rule "Never pipet by mouth." She has never seen it done, and couldn't imagine anyone who would EVER think of doing it. I guess I could ask the same about the "No eating or drinking" rule. Any thoughts? Barbara Mowery General Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator Physical Sciences Department York College of Pennsylvania 441 Country Club Road York PA 17403-3651 717-815-6480 Fax 717-849-1653 This information is intended solely for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed. Any review, disclosure, copying, distribution or use of this e-mail communication by others is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify us immediately by returning this message to the sender and delete all copies.
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