From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines from Google (16 articles)
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:01:51 +0000
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> >Interesting article on the Chemical Safety Headlines list "WHEN CHEMICALS BECAME WEAPONDS OF WAR'.

> >This paragraph was copied/pasted from the article; it describes a suggestion for an old-school approach on public PPE training.
In addition, the forthcoming Jan/Feb issue of JCHAS has a story in it about how several famous major league baseball players were recruited into the US Army's Chemical Warfare Service, notably Ty Cobb and Christy Mathewson, for their leadership skills (not their chemistry understanding). They were both exposed to live gasses in training and Christy died a few years later from the effects of this exposure. It sounds like a similar philosophy was followed with the soldiers.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College


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