From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Inventory
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2016 00:22:06 +0000
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> >Regardless of shelf life, a practical consideration is whether or not a researcher would use the old chemical if fresh was available.

This also plays into the cost of storing chemicals; lab space is much more valuable when it is used to use chemicals than it is to store them. And probably the biggest cost associated with a library of chemicals in storage is paying for the human resources of a librarian to keep track of what is available in storage and what needs to be restocked...

- Ralph

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


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