Does Acetone Neutralize Dioxin Contaminated Apparati?

Craig Thompson thompson at
Mon Jun 17 12:58:10 EST 1996

In article <199606141239.IAA03864 at>, 
kschuett at says...
>I have seen in our campus Environmental Health and Safety (the Haz Mat
>folks here at OSU) guidelines that acetone can be used to neutralize PCBs
>(is this actually true?)  Would acetone have the same effect on other
>lipophilic polychlorinated compounds such as dioxins?  Any help would be
>Kris Schuett
>Dept. of Zoology
>Ohio State University
>schuett.1 at

Probably just solubizes the compounds allowing you to wipe them off with a rag.
Neutralize?  Bad word choice.


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