Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 11:34:09 -0400
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From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: Re: Chemical Safety headlines summary, first 6 months
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> > I think maybe our Journalism school could use it too - some of the 
details have been sketchy & perhaps a bit inaccurate! 

That's one of the things I've learned from this exercise - how unclear 
the journalistic understanding of chemical safety is, and how little 
follow up there is on any of these stories and the interesting questions 
they raise. I think that this is an important challenge for chemists and 
chemical safety professionals to be aware of when dealing with the 
members of the public and their understandable confusion around these 

- Ralph

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


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