From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Mercury
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 16:07:41 -0400
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On the other hand, maybe that explains some personality traits and quirks.  I know it explains some of mine.  Mad as a hatter is not just a myth.

Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St., #23
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Mercury

From: Ernest Lippert <ernielippert**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Mercury
Date: August 5,
2015 at 12:37:46 PM EDT

>The Bakersfield mercury response suggests we still
have some learning to do about how to sanely respond to chemical

By all accounts, I should have died long ago but at 84 I am in
excellent health. In high school I was the local authority on mercury. I knew
how to amalgamate dimes. I recovered several grams of mercury from the dust
outside of school where it had been lost by another kid. In graduate school I
used sodium-mercury alloy to amalgamate potentiometer contacts, and on and on
throughout many years. I was careful and didn't do anything really

Yes, Don, we really need to bring back some (chemical, at least)
sanity and understanding. Ask around and you'll be surprised how many people
don't even know what a chemical is, just that they fear them all. I ask "even
vinegar, salt and sugar?"
Ernest Lippert

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