Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 10:11:23 -0400
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From: Rita Kay Calhoun <r.calhoun**At_Symbol_Here**MOREHEADSTATE.EDU>
Subject: Re: Chemical Safety headlines from Google
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I didn’t read this as a “don’t includeR 21; but as a “people in charge really don’t understand the reality of mercury exposure” and “this reporter needs some education” ;.  I agree wholeheartedly, especially about the mercury exposure.  There are no immediate effects of contact with metallic mercury.  No reason at a ll to send the students to the hospital.  All this does is heighten hyste ria.

I do, however, wonder about the references to meth labs.  These are illegal operations and don’t really seem to be in the prevu e of this list. 

Kay Calhoun

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Brad wrote:
You know, we were doing just fine up until the last two articles here.

No Brad, they were doing fine INCLUDING those two articles.  There is no better way to monitor public perception about these accidents than to read what is said about them in the media.  And if I really want to investigate further, the forum gives me enough information to contact the reporter or t he paper and take it from there


Don't rain on this grand parade.  All of the articles are important an d welcome.

Monona Rossol

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