From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines from Google (16 articles)
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:26:35 -0400
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This is precisely why I find it in so may museums.  And the arsenic is used in bird skin and taxidermy as a preservative.   Those diorama animals in the older museums are usually full of arsenic and the stuff was commonly asbestos.

Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines from Google (16 articles)

From: <LMSTROUD**At_Symbol_Here**>
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 

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

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