Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 11:48:52 -0600
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From: Alan Hall <ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM>
Subject: Re: Help with high school chemical clean-up
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Kay et al,
My daughter who teaches 7-12 science had this problem at her last school, a small rural school in Montana.
We contacted the State Superintendent of Schools in the Governor's Office , who referred the issue to the Montana Department of the Environment, who were to to contact the local school superintendent and send a former hi gh school science teachr turned chemical safety specialist out to make an a ssay and recommendations.  I don't know the outcome, but at least some action was taken.  I cannot speak to schools in KY and OH.
There is a recent article in J-CHAS about lists of what chemicals should an d should not be in secondary school laboratories.  It would be good to check your recent back issues and read this paper.
Alan H. Hall, M.D.
Medical Toxicologist

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 10:54:08 -0400
From: r.calhoun**At_Symbol_Here**MOREHEADSTATE.ED U
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Help with high school chemical clean-up
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      &nb sp;         I=92m helping with a workshop for high school chemistry teachers, and several say they have stockrooms containing old, or excess, chemicals which the y need to get rid of.  I remember some kind of program to help with this, especially for small schools with no funds for a clean-up.  However, I don=92t remember the particulars.  Can someone steer me in the right direction.  The schools in questions are in Kentucky a nd Ohio.

      &nb sp;         Thank s, for your assistance.


Kay Calhoun


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