Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 08:55:03 -0500
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From: "Benedict, Kathryn Grace" <katbene**At_Symbol_Here**ILLINOIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: Number of research laboratories in US?
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At this time UIUC is surveying to determine the number of rooms on campus t
hat are being used for chemical, biological, or radioisotope research. If y
ou are looking for institution specific information, let me know.

If you haven't already done so, it might be worthwhile to contact HHMI and 
other Directors' Roundtable groups or CSHEMA to see if that info is availab
le for academic labs.

In my pharmaceutical research experience EHS had a very good handle on the 
number of labs at each facility. If the Pharma Directors group still exists
, they might be a good source of information.


Kathryn G. Benedict, CSP CHMM
Assistant Director, Division of Research Safety
Head, Chemical Safety Section
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
101 S. Gregory St.
Urbana, IL 61801

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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Number of research laboratories in US?

A random question that someone in DCHAS might be able to help with:
Anyone know of a source of information for how many research laboratories t
here are in the U.S.? 
And what percent of these are chemistry department laboratories as opposed 
to related sciences that use chemicals?

I recognize the answers will depends to a large extent on how many of the w
ords above are defined, but pointers to any sources of systematic numbers r
elated to these questions would be appreciated.

Thanks for any help with this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH 
Environmental Safety Manager 
University of Vermont 
Environmental Safety Facility 
667 Spear St. Burlington, VT  05405 


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