From: Karen Salazar <kls_1**At_Symbol_Here**COX.NET>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Eating and Drinking in Laboratories
Date: December 2, 2012 10:04:46 AM EST
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This one is tough.  The BLS doesn't appear to report exposure down to that level, but I am not an expert, so I recommend you contact your nearest federal regional depository library (there is at least one in every state), or contact them online (, to see if they can dig deeper into the numbers for you or perform a more comprehensive search for you.  

FYI. Federal regional depository libraries are required to collect all govt. docs that are issued.  Some libraries choose to collect certain types of govt docs, but then they are not regional depositories.  Any gov doc librarian can help you, but if you find a report that was not born digital or has not been digitized, you can have access to it sooner if you are in a regional depository.  

In the meantime, I found these two reports.  I don't know if this incident counts since someone contaminated the food, then brought it into the lab.

The second report is a pdf file.  I am not allowed to attach it, if you google "SCA-TR-TASK1-0020" you should be able to download the pdf.


On Dec 1, 2012, at 2:15 PM, Miriam Weil wrote:

Does anyone know where I could find statistical (not anecdotal) data on illness or injuries related to eating and drinking in laboratories?

Miriam W. Weil, MPH, ScD

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