Chloroform spills

From:Gayle Callis <>

We would have evacuated the WHOLE lab (building), called chemical safety
from a safe place (away from all fumes), and they would have cleaned up
this highly toxic carcinogen before we would be allowed back into the
facility.   We can't even transfer chloroform from one lab to another
without chem safety wanting to know where it is located at all times or so
they say, I doubt people follow this rule in the gene jockey DNA labs.  

In the future, you may want to put glass containers inside plastic buckets
to contain spills, better yet, use a safer clearing agent than chloroform.
It is not even allowed in this lab anymore, not even for molecular biology
technics, they have to go somewhere else and use their own fume hoods.

Gayle Callis
Veterinary Molecular Biology
Montana State University
Bozeman MT 59717-3610
406 994-4705
406 994-4303

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