Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 07:39:47 -0400
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From: Ben Ruekberg <bruekberg**At_Symbol_Here**CHM.URI.EDU>
Subject: Re: Odor
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I would like to nominate phenylacetic acid.  I think there may be trees that give off something like it and it has a diSTINCt aroma.  Is it possible that you have some of this stuff in your lab?


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Harrington, Rachel
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Odor

We have a strong “dirty socks” odor present in one of our micro labs.  It’s 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, maybe 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 Environmental, Health and Safety

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

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North Chicago, IL  60064

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