JS>yersinia at CYBERNEX.NET (Yersinia) writes:
JS>>>Jim Rogers writes,
JS>Joseph Michael Bay <jmbay at leland.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
JS>>Some story about drinking vodka to kill Salmonella. Sounds like a plan.
JS>>>May I ask what school allows anyone to mouth pipette *anything,* much
JS>>>less Salmonella?? Or, is the proper question to ask, how long ago did
JS>>>this incident take place? I began college in 1991 , and in every biology
JS>>>and chemistry lab I've ever had with experiments involving pipetting, it
JS>>>was specified repeatedly that mouth pipetting was absolutely prohibited,
JS>>>plus the labs all have signs warning of the dangers of mouth pipetting.
JS>>Odd. I had this one advisor who actually *made fun of us* for *not* mouth
JS>>pipetting. He scoffed at safety! He laughed at precautions! He would
JS>>stick his hand into (unpolymerized) acrylamide and say "Now my hand feels
JS>>numb!" What a hoot.
JS>Hmmm... sounds like he stuck his hand in unpolymerized acrylamide once
JS>too often... (for those confused, acrylamide is a neurotoxin)
JS>I once had a boss who mouth pipetted 10% TCA - he never mouth pipetted
JS>anything ever again (scared the daylights out of himself).
JS>Joan Shields jshields at uci.eduhttp://www.ags.uci.edu/~jshields
JS>University of California - Irvine
JS>School of Social Ecology Department of Environmental Analysis and Design
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Some people insist on using mouth pipetytting because it gives them much
better control. There is a gadget for them that has a flexable diaphram
in the tube line so that there can be no chance of any thing getting to