From: Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Follow up reporting on the Harran settlement
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:15:56 +0000
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Jyllian is a PhD chemist and the senior west coast editor for Chemical and Engineering News.  She’s also that rare journalist, particularly in the current media market, who writes the truth in an unbiased way.  An all around good egg.



Debbie M. Decker, CCHO

Safety Manager

Department of Chemistry

University of California, Davis

122 Chemistry

1 Shields Ave.

Davis, CA  95616





Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction

that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,

can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."





From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Monona Rossol
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 5:19 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Follow up reporting on the Harran settlement


Oh my.  That is depressing.  Who ever Jyllian Kemley is, she is a saint to keep trying to deal with the general public. Clearly people just make up the scenarios that suit them. And I wonder if they even read the facts Jyllian provides. My experience is they will stick to a good story and reject the truth no matter what saints like Jyllian say. 


Truth doesn't fit in a twitter post. 



Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist

President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.

Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE

181 Thompson St., #23

New York, NY 10012     212-777-0062





-----Original Message-----
From: Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Sent: Wed, Jun 25, 2014 7:37 am
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Follow up reporting on the Harran settlement

Those who don't follow Jyllian Kemsley's Safety Zone blog at
may want to check out a couple of her follow up posts this week on reactions to 
and myths associated with the case and settlement. She's making a valiant effort 
to maintain a connection between the twitter-verse and reality. I suspect that 
similar misconceptions are arising in the lab rumor-verse as well.
- Ralph
Ralph Stuart
Division of Chemical Health and Safety
American Chemical Society

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