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Synathropol spill


From: Jean Womack (jeaneger_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Apr 20 2004 - 00:50:21 PDT

The other night my husband pointed out to me that something was dripping
from my cabinet of art chemicals onto a box of oranges we had just
purchased. It turned out to be a bottle of Synathropol, which has terrible
warnings on it. Unfortunately, I thought the spill was from a can of
acrylic sealer, and I started to clean it up with my bare hands. I got
terrible itching and my hands swelled up. Then I looked farther back in the
cabinet and found the Synathropol which looked like someone had put a knife
in the bottle. But then I remembered that it had been leaking a little bit
previously because I had felt something sticky on the shelf recently. Of
course, when I finally read the label I was panic-stricken, thinking I had
poisoned myself.

I had that bottle for about seven years. It is a very strong detergent for
use in preparation of material before dyeing. My question is, has anyone
else had problems with a plastic bottle expanding and contracting and then
breaking? Or should I look for someone with a knife?

Jean Womack