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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Hazardous High School Chemicals
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 06:52:52 -0500
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This is a question that is likely to solicit many responses of varying opinion. Here are some guidance documents on the subject.

A good starting point for new teachers is the NIOSH & CDC SAFE LAB School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide. It contains chemical lists for:

Another guidance document would be Science & Safety, Making the Connection published by the Council of State Science Supervisors.

Chemical waste management should also be a consideration and the ACS guide, Less is Better Guide to minimizing waste in laboratories is worth the read.

All of these documents are available free via the internet, simple do a search for them by their titles.

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On 8/22/2013 6:03 PM, Murphy, Dr. Ruth Ann wrote:

With many thanks to everyone for their great answers to my "Fiesta Ware Lab" question, I now have another:

"Do you know of a list of chemicals that high schools should not have or use?"  [I guess he means from those commonly used in teaching Chemistry.]

A former student sent this question as he is teaching in a high school.  We teach a Chemical Lab Safety course, but the text was no help with this.  Thank you in advance for your help.

Ruth Ann

Ruth Ann Murphy, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geology
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Amy LeVesconte Professorship of Chemistry
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