skin contact with acrylamide
Patrick F.H. Lai
pfhlai at LOOKSMART.COM
Tue Jul 21 19:36:31 EST 1998
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There is a very simple trick to avoid exposure while weighing out
Get a container with a lid
Tare that container
In the fume hood, put acrylamide into the container
Close the container, and wipe off any dust on the outside with a damp
Weigh the closed container
That way, you don't get exposed, and neither does the unsuspecting pers=
on who enters the lab while you're weighing out acrylamide.
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I agree with Annette.
I have been doing the same things for years, plus:
- wear gloves
- wipe fumehood with a damp cloth / paper towel
- dispose of the gloves, damp cloth and the weighing container with
lid as biohazard waste.
And, I am still alive, with apparently no symptoms of acrylamide
toxicity...... well, maybe some memory loss at exams. :-)
I have learnt quite a bit following this thread, but it's getting away
from the discussion on how to appropriately handle acrylamide, which
is more interesting and relevant.
Let's end the topic here, pls, okay ?
Or, maybe we can continue at the Toxicology newsgroup. ;-)
Long Live Pre-Cast PolyAcrylamide Gels !!!!!
Glory to whoever started selling Pre-Cast Gels !!!!!
PFHLai at looksmart.com
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