From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] ACS and other resources on rainbow experiment and other demonstrations
Date: Thu, 18 May 2017 09:40:36 -0400
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As might be expected, ACS headquarters has received several media inquiries about the rainbow demonstration this week. To support members who might receive inquiries from local media, I thought I would provide a list of some of the key ACS and other resources that provide guidance for safe chemistry demonstrations in general and the rainbow demonstration in particular.

Let me know if you have any questions about this.

- Ralph

Safety Alert: The Rainbow Demonstration

NSTA issued its own alert which relies heavily on the ACS statement:

The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) produced a dramatic video showing consequences of the methanol-related experiments:

C&EN Safety Blog K-12 list of educational school museum likely alcohol fire incidents

DCHED Safety Guidelines for Chemical Demonstrations

Safety Data Sheets: Information that Could Save Your Life

Safe Transportation Recommendations for Chemicals Used in Demonstrations or Educational Activities

Five Key Questions for Safe Research and Demos

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