From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**cs.com>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Accidental Discoveries That Changed The World - Reactions
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:30:25 -0500
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
My, my. I may use that video. The three of the discoveries, mauve, Teflon and fluorocarbon gases all went out into the market without any safety or environmental testing (as they still do today) and were later discovered to cause problems.
Every discovery that makes money is good, right?
Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
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From: Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL..EDU>
Sent: Wed, Nov 12, 2014 4:57 am
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Accidental Discoveries That Changed The World - Reactions
An ACS video that gives another spin to the idea of lab accidents can be found at
"Throughout the history of science, many major discoveries came accidentally. Sometimes they came from recognizing potential in an unexpected product or waste. Other times, discovery came out of pure desperation from a seemingly dead-end experiment. Here are some of those happy accidents that ended up changing the world."
Funny they didn't mention how many Superfund sites arose in the use of the same materials...
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