RE: Concerned about working with carcinogens
The problem I have with Clear-Rite is that one has no idea when the vapor
level is too high. Xylene may be health haz 2 and Clear-Rite is 1 but I feel
we're lured into a false sense of safety with Clear-Rite. What does too much
Clear -Rite smell like? NOTHING!
Bruce (I am not a rep, old school duffer) Gapinski
From: Margaret Horne [mailto:mhorne@Upei.CA]
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 8:40 AM
Subject: Re: Concerned about working with carcinogens
Instead of working with Xylene , we substitute Clear-Rite.
that Xylene clears more quickly so I am careful not to rush
times,but we get good results.
The Clear-Rite is a mixture of alphatic
has a health hazard index of 1 ( slightly hazarous). I still
gloves and use it in the fume hood. Xylene has a health
index of 2 ( moderate hazard).
The supplier , if your interested , is :
Somagen Diagnostics Inc.
Edmonton , Alberta
The manufacturer is Richard-allan Scienific
Kalamazoo , MI
Hope this is helpful , Margaret
Dept. of A&P,
Atlantic Veterinary College, U.P.E.I.
550 University Ave., Charlottetown,
P.E.I., C1A 4P3
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