weighing neurotoxins safely?

John Musa sunset_crashpad at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 29 03:30:09 EST 2001


What is the established procedure for weighing mg quantities of
neurotoxins, such as MPTP,  in the lab? Would it be better to weigh it
in the hood with the analytical balance. While the hood provides a layer
of safety it also creates air currents that can disrupt the weighing
out, and that can transmit the toxic dust throughout the lab,
theoretically, or at least within the hood, and I don't want to work in
a hood with any dangerous residue in it. Thank you in advance for any
advice...




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