Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 15:19:23 -0400
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Subject: Re: The Lab PPE Excuse List

From: Jamie Smith <jsmith107**At_Symbol_Here**>
Date: March 16, 2010 3:16:00 PM EDT
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] The Lab PPE Excuse List


" Now I have a question about goggle cabinets.  We disinfect our goggles
with 15 minutes of exposure to UV light.  But in all honesty--is there
any record of a student contracting conjunctivitis from goggles?  It
seems the goggle cabinet is more of a "feel good" measure.  I'm
surprised we aren't expected to disinfect microscope eyepieces--seems
that would be a more likely fomite for conjunctivitis.  Thoughts?"

I developed a nasty fungal infection on my forehead from using a pair of goggles that weren't mine and hadn't been disinfected.  I keep an extra set in my desk now, in case I misplace my regular goggles.

Jamie Smith
Irvine Valley College

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