Acrylamide with coffee...

Bernard P. Murray, PhD bpmurray*STUFFER* at socrates.ucsf.edu
Mon Aug 3 04:40:46 EST 1998


In article <6ptv0b$6lj$1 at news1.ucsd.edu>, "Antonin Tutter"
<atutter at aim.salk.edu> wrote:

> >I'm surprised no one has brought up the incident in San Diego where a lab was
> >poisoned with acrylamide in the coffee. (or did I miss this part of the
> >thread?) It was written in the "News" section of _Science_ awhile ago. I
> >know some of the people involved, and it seemed to have no long-lasting
> >effects.
> >
> 
> I remember that incident well, as word of it spread rapidly through the
> scientific community here.  I also recall an incident at NIH involving a
> water cooler spiked with 32P.
> 
> Antonin Tutter

Aargh!  Don't remind me about that.  I worked in that building and
the resulting fuss made working with any kind of radioactivity
very difficult for a long time after.
          Bernard
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Bernard P. Murray, PhD
Dept. Cell. Mol. Pharmacol., UCSF, San Francisco, USA



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