Vodka kills germs?
Joan Marie Shields
jshields at rigel.oac.uci.edu
Mon Oct 13 11:46:32 EST 1997
yersinia at CYBERNEX.NET (Yersinia) writes:
>>Jim Rogers writes,
Joseph Michael Bay <jmbay at leland.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
>Some story about drinking vodka to kill Salmonella. Sounds like a plan.
>>May I ask what school allows anyone to mouth pipette *anything,* much
>>less Salmonella?? Or, is the proper question to ask, how long ago did
>>this incident take place? I began college in 1991 , and in every biology
>>and chemistry lab I've ever had with experiments involving pipetting, it
>>was specified repeatedly that mouth pipetting was absolutely prohibited,
>>plus the labs all have signs warning of the dangers of mouth pipetting.
>Odd. I had this one advisor who actually *made fun of us* for *not* mouth
>pipetting. He scoffed at safety! He laughed at precautions! He would
>stick his hand into (unpolymerized) acrylamide and say "Now my hand feels
>numb!" What a hoot.
Hmmm... sounds like he stuck his hand in unpolymerized acrylamide once
too often... (for those confused, acrylamide is a neurotoxin)
I once had a boss who mouth pipetted 10% TCA - he never mouth pipetted
anything ever again (scared the daylights out of himself).
Joan Shields jshields at uci.edu http://www.ags.uci.edu/~jshields
University of California - Irvine
School of Social Ecology Department of Environmental Analysis and Design
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