CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM - starting to get "scary"

K N and P J Harris ecoli at cix.compulink.co.uk
Sun Jun 2 03:15:43 EST 1996

I cannot do otherwise than support strongly the views expressed about 
the need for safety and consultation with local experts. There is a 
common phenomenon observed in laboratories that students leave their 
common sense outside. Many laboratory accidents/incidents are caused by 
students doing things that they would not dream of doing in an ordinary 
kitchen - like putting plastic items into very hot ovens. The laboratory 
is an extension of real life - you CAN get really killed or injured in a 
laboratory. There is no magic protection just because it is a laboratory 
- a radiation badge does not PROTECT you from radiation - it simply 
monitors how much you have received !
Peter Harris,
Reading, UK.

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