Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 09:49:03 -0400
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From: "Norwood, Brad" <Brad.Norwood**At_Symbol_Here**ARISTALABS.COM>
Subject: Re: Mercury (again)
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The thermometer broke during class time on Friday, April 30, while being used b y a teacher during a demonstration. The students in class removed their shoes, so as not to track any mercury outside of the classroom, and were tested for traces of any vaporized mercury before being released. No one was injured, and students and parents were kept in communication with the school about the situation.


Using mercury in a science curriculum, even when found in thermometers, is no lon ger allowed in New York state. Webutuck had several mercury body thermometers i n the science classroom that have since been discar ded.

...this past summer Dutchess County BOCES, which is the school’s official ris k management agency, conducted a cleanup of chemicals in the science labs. Th e mercury thermometers were overlooked


I SINCERELY hope they didn’t really mean that the way it sounds…

Dr. Bradley K. Norwood

Laboratory Director

Arista Laboratories

1941 Reymet Road

Richmond, VA  23237

(804) 271-5572 ext. 307

(804) 641-4641 (cell)


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