RE: [Histonet] Osmium Tetroxide Protocol
> Good idea to 2X the gloves, but has anyone checked to see what TYPE of
> glove is best to use with OsO4? I remember an incident that happened
> many years ago about someone who was using a heavy metal compound of
> some kind (mercuric, as I recall). She used latex -- or manybe it was
> nitrile --gloves. The compound went right through the gloves. It was
> extremely toxic and the woman died. I wish I could remember all the
> details of this thing. It made national news. I always think of this
> when protecting myself from toxic chemicals.
I think I remember that incident also, my organic chem professor was talking
about it when the subject of DMSO came up...this lady (I think she was a
professor?) was wearing gloves but there was a small hole...and she was
working with DMSO and some other compound...the DMSO penetrated her skin
with the toxic compound and she died.
That's what I remember, but that was more than 6 years ago when I heard
about it, so my memory may not be perfect.
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