Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 20:33:32 -0500
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From: Brent Darnell <bdarnell**At_Symbol_Here**BREWERSCIENCE.COM>
Subject: Re: Odor
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< div style='font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 12pt; color: #000000' >Hi Rachael,

The smell may be coming from your air handler. If it is located on the ground and the dampers are open it may be drawing in old or ganic matter i.e. leaves, mud or maybe hydrocarbons i.e oil.

Good Lu ck

From: "Oliver Jay Toigo" <jaytoigo3**At_Symbol_Here**GMA IL.COM>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 6:56:27 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Odor


Is it possible there has been a dairy s pill like milk, cheese (non-preserved), yogurt or butter? These will yield a similar aroma. Another possibility is a short chain fatty acid called but yric acid, if spilled,  it has a malodorous aroma of very stinky feet!

A decon wi th strong sodium bicarbonate solution may help remove the odor, I hope that this helps!


Oliver J (Jay ) Toigo, CHMM, MPH

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Churchville, Pennsylva nia, 18966

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From:< span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-se rif""> DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Beh alf Of Harrington, Rachel
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 3:45 P M
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Odor


W e have a strong "dirty socks=" odor present in one of our mi cro labs.  It=E2=80=99s a pretty typical lab using media and cultures, etc.  and we are systematically removing everything and deconning but this odor is persisting.  I know I have smelt this chemical before, m aybe back in my undergraduate days, but it is really a sickening odor.  ; Any ideas?  Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thank you!


Rachel E. Harrington, MPH, CHMM

Director- Office of Environment al, Health and Safety

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science< /span>

33 33 Green Bay Road

North Chicago, IL  60064

847-578-3420 work

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