From: Ralph B Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Moldatherm furnace concerns
Date: October 12, 2012 8:54:26 AM EDT
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Our chemistry department safety coordinator asks this question:
I am seeking guidance on the best practices for furnaces using Moldatherm. We had a group last year report that they were very concerned about possible exposure to this material which when heated to high temperatures becomes Crisobalite...

Has anyone developed specific procedures for addressing this concern in the chemistry lab setting?

Thanks for any help with this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart CIH
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Cornell University


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