From: Mr John David Turner <dura_chemiker**At_Symbol_Here**YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Eating and Drinking in Laboratories
Date: December 2, 2012 9:27:25 PM EST
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
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There were two instances of coffee tainted/spiked with acrylamide at Quidel in Torrey Pines by Joseph Bohn, back in 1982 and 1983.  He soaked coffee filters in acrylamide used for casting gells, allowed them to dry, and then put them back for people to use.  At the time I worked at CalbioChem (also in Torrey Pines) and knew some of the individuals who were poisoned.

--- On Sun, 12/2/12, Samuella B Sigmann <sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**APPSTATE.EDU> wrote:

From: Samuella B Sigmann <sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**APPSTATE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Eating and Drinking in Laboratories
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2012, 10:34 AM

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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