Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 08:55:34 -0400
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From: Paul Davis <pdavis**At_Symbol_Here**BURLINGTONLABS.COM>
Subject: Re: Science Education & Safety

Dr. Vernon,

I’ve worked in a Forensic Toxicology Laboratory for several years and we use Solid Phase Extraction for a great deal of our drug applications.  You can typically do a drug extraction using fairly common and less hazardous chemicals and reagents.

Feel free to contact me off-line if you would like further details.  I will be glad to offer some guidance.

Paul Davis

Senior Scientist

Burlington Laboratories of Vermont

163 Pearl Street

Burlington, VT 05401



From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Russell Vernon
Sent: Friday, October 08, 2010 3:51 PM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Science Education & Safety

I found out today that one of our teaching labs is conducted an extraction experiment with dichloromethane (caffeine from coffee)

I would like to provide them a reasonable alternative extraction experiment with an occupationally regulated carcinogen…

If you have a recommendation to look at, would you please contact me?



Russell Vernon, Ph.D.

Research Safety

Environmental Health & Safety

University of California, Riverside

900 University Ave

Riverside, CA 92521


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