From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] e-waste art projects
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:26:41 -0400
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From: Monona Rossol
Re: e-waste art projects

I have a new problem. An art department program is built around a professor with an "exciting and green" project which involves salvage and reconstruction of decades old electronics. They break them down using special hot desoldering guns, modify the parts by hand and reassemble them with more lead solder. They even break into CRT tubes on occasion which are full of powdered phosphors made with cadmium, barium and many rare earth metals.

This is a popular course and is reportedly done by students working on open tables with no special ventilation.

Now clearly, I can do all the OSHA lead standard and other occupational stuff. But is this an acceptable use of e-waste? Keep ever in mind these are art students.

Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President: Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St., #23
New York, NY 10012 212-777-0062

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