From: Melissa Anderson <mwanderson08**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Thoughts on some arguments against drains under safety showers
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2018 08:56:23 -0700
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Hi Everyone,

This is a topic that's been discussed in depth before, but the architects planning our new science building had two arguments against drains under safety showers that I wasn't that familiar with and wanted to get people's thoughts:

They say:
1) Some medical facilities are calling them a health hazard due to possible build-up of biological stuff (presumably bacteria or mold?)
2) The drain will be too small to capture enough water to make it worth the cost (they did accept that a sloped floor might help with this)

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