RE: MSDS for dyes...

From:"Smith, Allen"

I keep MSDS for everything in my lab.  The LD 50 and so on give some idea of
the hazards.
The first aid suggestions on the MSDS are nonsense.  The MSDS gives the
first aid for ingestion of sucrose as "Wash out mouth with copious
quantities of water.  Seek medical attention."
The MSDS gives first aid for a bromine spill on the skin as "Flush with
water. Seek medical attention."  First aid is excessive in the first case
and insufficient in the second.
I consult Sax & Lewis's HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS DESK REFERENCE for a second
opinion if they list the compound.

Allen A. Smith, Ph.D.
Barry University
School of Graduate Medical Sciences
    Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Miami Shores, Florida  33161-6695 

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Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 11:09 PM
Subject: Re: MSDS for dyes...

We have and keep MSDS sheets for all products in our labs, I would also be 
interested in what others do.                            Dana

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