From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines from Google (16 articles)
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:13:52 -0400
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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines from Google (16 articles)
Date: July 27, 2015 at 10:22:42 AM EDT

Most likely, chemicals had been around for many years. KCN was used to make
killing jars for killing the insects to make insect collections. It is
amazing how many schools still have such chemicals because they have not been
removed by the school system due to expense. I taught in a school that was
built in 1929. The amount of arsenic, arsenic compounds, mercury, antimony
compounds and many more truly dangerous chemicals were in the storage
room-no climate control what-so-ever. I was able to start getting these
chemicals removed in the late 90's. I am sure there are chemicals that still need
to be removed. This scenario is too real. I see it quite often when I audit
science labs/storerooms.

Linda Stroud, Ph.D; NRCC-CHO
Science & Safety Consulting Services

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