>We had a question about the correct gloves to wear when working with Methaneseleninic acid. The Sigma/Aldrich MSDS helpfully says "Handle with gloves", but given the stench and high toxicity of the material, the researcher (and we) would like something more specific. The process is weighing out and dissolving the powder in water. From: "Margaret Rakas"
Date: June 30, 2009 10:47:25 AM EDT Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Methaneseleninic acid gloves? My suggestion is to call Sigma Aldrich and ask them what their folks wear when they handle this stuff. After all, they either make it or repackage it (or can ask their vendor what they use). Be pushy if you need to be; I have had some very inexperienced "safety specialists" who basically read the MSDS and some very good ones. The other alternative is to call one of the glove manufacturers, who have always been able to help me with these questions if the original vendor can't. But SA is a big company and should be providing this information as a matter of 'product stewardship'. If more people 'bothered' them for this information they would rightly start adding it to the MSDS, where it belongs. Good luck. The above is my personal opinion only, not legal advice and may not reflect the opinion of my employer or any group to which I belong. Margaret Rakas == From: "Debbie M. Decker" Date: June 30, 2009 11:46:46 AM EDT Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] Methaneseleninic acid gloves? When I don't know what gloves to recommend (and the manufacturer is no help), my fall back is Silver Shield with close-fitting nitrile over top. Good luck!
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