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I did a one year internship in a book and paper conservation lab. In the
lab we used the least hazardous chemical possible in each
repair/conservation situation to avoid damage to paper and leather that
could be caused by the harsher chemicals. It was a wake up call for me
to realize that if I needed to be conservative using chemicals because
they might damage dead plant and animal cells then I certainly didn't
want those chemicals in contact with my living cells. The rule in the
lab was, "If you can smell it you don't have enough ventilation." I know
it has been said before, but if you use odorless chemicals you lose a
way to monitor your and your student's exposure. When I choose chemicals
for the classroom I also think about the possibility of student huffing.
A.R. Gould School
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