From: Ken Simolo <simolo**At_Symbol_Here**CHEM.CHEM.ROCHESTER.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Use of fire resistant lab coat
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:36:27 -0400
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Some have concerns regarding the health impacts of some of the chemicals used to provide the fire resistance.


On Jul 18, 2014, at 12:23 PM, Ralph B. Stuart wrote:

> A question I'm wondering about as we as a professional community consider the aftermath of the UCLA lab fire and its legal follow up is whether there is a reason beyond finances to not use fire resistant lab coats in the lab setting. I recognize that both the initial and maintenance costs associated with fire resistant coats are significantly higher than alternatives, but I wonder if there are other disadvantages associated with their use.
> Thanks for any information about this.
> - Ralph
> Ralph Stuart, CIH CCHO
> Chemical Hygiene Officer
> Department of Environmental Health and Safety
> Cornell University
> Ithaca, NY 14850
> rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**

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