From: Bob Hill <roberth_hill**At_Symbol_Here**MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Eating and Drinking in Laboratories
Date: December 2, 2012 7:26:39 PM EST
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This is interesting. Dave Finster and I listed a similar incident about poisoning among lab technicians from contaminated tea in our textbook (Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students; see p. 4-15; taken from Edmonds and Bourne, Brit J Ind Med, v39, 308-9, 1982). One of the technicians used lab distilled water preserved with sodium azide.

Thanks. Bob

Robert H. Hill, Jr., Ph.D.

-----Original Message-----
From: Samuella B Sigmann
Sent: Dec 2, 2012 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Eating and Drinking in Laboratories

The only one that I can remember in recent history is the case of the
coffee tainted with sodium azide that happened at Harvard a few years
back. I am not sure if the true method of contamination was ever disclosed.

On 12/1/2012 3:15 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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