From: Harry Elston <helston**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Sodium Azide Incident on Listserve
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 10:44:10 -0500
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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You have all the fun.



From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU> On Behalf Of Samuella Sigmann
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 8:51 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Sodium Azide Incident on Listserve


I found this article of particular interest because in September I received a bubble mailer with 2 hundred gram bottles of sodium azide in my mailbox sent by USPS to me from someone in the general public asking that I, "use or dispose of safely".  Fortunately for me, and the postal workers, the bottles were not damaged in mailing. 

I am currently working with the USPI and the Homeland Security Coordinator for the state to track down the sender.  This interesting part of this story is that the chemicals were purchased on AMAZON
( from a company called HiMedia - the same as the bottle shown in the listserve article.  These are bottles clearly marked, "For sale in India only"

The chemical mailed to me was in what appears to be the original AMAZON mailer and so it appears they are shipping this chemical with no protection or placards. I am dumbfounded that Amazon can sell this chemical and ship without warning.



We, the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do everything with nothing. Teresa Arnold paraphrased from Konstantin Josef Jire=C4=8Dek (1854 - 1918)


Samuella B. Sigmann, MS, NRCC-CHO

Senior Lecturer/Safety Committee Chair/Director of Stockroom

A. R. Smith Department of Chemistry

Appalachian State University

525 Rivers Street

Boone, NC 28608

Phone: 828 262 2755

Fax: 828 262 6558

Email: sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**


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