Check with your general chemistry labs if they use starch solutions. People like to add a touch of HgCl2 to those as a preservative. It's particularly common for the clock reaction kinetics lab that many institutions do.
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**med.cornell.edu] on behalf of Yanchisin, Mark [mark**At_Symbol_Here**EHS.UFL.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 7:51 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Info request
Hi all- We had an info request which has led to a conference call with EPA about solutions in use our labs that use mercury as a preservative. It seems like this is an "info fishing" call and has us concerned as to the reasoning for it. Has anyone had this request yet?
Besides thimerosal, anyone else know of any other solutions that would have mercury as a preservative?
As always- Thank you for your help and support!
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