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Subject: Re: FW: [DCHAS-L] USA TODAY: Science experiment injures 18 at Tennessee school
Date: Wed, 9 May 2018 18:49:39 -0400
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Doctor says boric acid and alcohol:

Appears to be the Rainbow.  Again.

Excerpt from this article:

They said the incident was an "accident" that caused an unintentional chemical reaction and a temporary flash fire. 

Bush said the students were gathered around as the teacher did a demonstration that involved mixing chemicals. 

There was a sudden flash fire lasting 3 - 5 seconds. Because there was no smoke it did not set off any fire alarms. 

Bush confirmed the students have second degree burns, consistent with a flash fire caused by a chemical reaction. 

Every news outlet is calling this an "experiment" and/or accident when, in fact, it is neither.

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On May 9, 2018, at 5:01 PM, Wilhelm, Monique <mwilhelm**At_Symbol_Here**UMFLINT.EDU> wrote:

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From: Peter Baril <pdbaril**At_Symbol_Here**>
Date: Wed, May 9, 2018 at 4:37 PM
Subject: USA TODAY: Science experiment injures 18 at Tennessee school
To: Jeffrey Lewin <jclewin**At_Symbol_Here**>


Check out this story from USA TODAY: Science experiment injures 18 at Tennessee school

At least four of the injured students and one teacher were taken to hospitals after the chemical explosion at a Tennessee high school. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.
Jeff Lewin
Chemical Safety Officer
Compliance, Integrity, and Safety
Environmental Health and Safety
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI 49931
O 906-487.3153
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