From: Phuong Morgan <pmorgan**At_Symbol_Here**EHS.UMASS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Food in a former lab space
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:48:40 +0000
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Hi Kristi,


If the lab has been totally decontaminated  and cleaned up well ,I don’t see a problem with food preparation .  We have a procedure of total lab decontamination before renovation and or construction on our website if you want to use it a model for your school


Afterward, maybe label the lab as” food preparation lab  only no chemicals deliveries or handling  allowed” .


Best regards,



Yung Morgan , MsPH

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Umass-Amherst , MA 01003

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Kristi Ohr
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:07 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Food in a former lab space


Would any of you or your organizations permit food in a laboratory space that does not currently house chemicals, nor have current work going on with chemicals?  Specifically, would you permit a class involving food preparation to occur in a lab space that the previous semester was used for a freshman level general chemistry class, even if the area were "cleaned" and all chemicals removed?



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