From: "Arnette, Suzanne (smp5m)" <smp5m**At_Symbol_Here**ESERVICES.VIRGINIA.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Autoclave corroding and nickel toxicity
Date: January 30, 2012 2:29:28 PM EST
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Message-ID: <CDFAD5EF28601A41ACD7728F94CA2C08948A7C**At_Symbol_Here**>

Good afternoon,


I received a question this afternoon about an autoclave chamber that has been deemed “decaying and hazardous.”


The individual was told that the nickel plating on the chamber is corroding and that users are at risk of experiencing nickel toxicity.  The solution = buy a new autoclave, which the service person also sells.


I can’t find anything to back this claim up (besides discussions re: teapots). 


I appreciate any and all comments/suggestions.


Thank you!


~Suzy Arnette

Previous post   |  Top of Page   |   Next post

The content of this page reflects the personal opinion(s) of the author(s) only, not the American Chemical Society, ILPI, Safety Emporium, or any other party. Use of any information on this page is at the reader's own risk. Unauthorized reproduction of these materials is prohibited. Send questions/comments about the archive to
The maintenance and hosting of the DCHAS-L archive is provided through the generous support of Safety Emporium.