Fwd: Preg techs & chemicals

From:"Dr. Ian Montgomery." <ian.montgomery@bio.gla.ac.uk>

<html> Connie,<br> <x-tab>        </x-tab>I have a very simple approach. Men are like plastic labware - disposable, whereas woman, especially in their childbearing years are very precious. So nasty chemicals, especially tetratogens, are a no no for the ladies but men, who cares. Of course the boys are trained and if sloppy, sharp words and toe bottom connection.<br> Ian.<br><br> <br><br> <blockquote type=cite class=cite cite>Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 15:56:25 -0600<br> From: Connie McManus <conmac@cc.usu.edu><br> Subject: Preg techs & chemicals<br> To: histonet@pathology.swmed.edu<br><br> Hi everybody!<br><br> What measures do you guys take for pregnant techs?  This particular tech is<br> a chemistry student (undergrad jr year) and works with all the chemicals in<br> one of the labs here.  There are some very nasty things...  teratogens,<br> etc.  We use all the regular safety precautions... goggles, lab coats, the<br> appropriate glove for the chemical, fume hoods, etc.  Our concern is for<br> her and her baby's health, but we don't know exactly how to go about doing<br> this, both in a political sense as well as knowing what chemicals to keep<br> her away from completely, etc.  Thanks for your advice.<br><br> Connie McManus <br> Connie McManus<br> Veterinary Diagnostics Lab<br> Utah State University<br> Logan, UT<br> USA</blockquote> <x-sigsep><p></x-sigsep> <font color="#0000FF">Dr. Ian Montgomery,<br> West Medical Building,<br> University of Glasgow,<br> Glasgow,<br> G12 8QQ.<br> Tel: 0141 339 8855.  Extn:6602.<br> Fax: 0141 330 2923<br> e-mail: ian.montgomery@bio.gla.ac.uk</font></html>
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