Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Unusual chemical hazards

The editor of Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards, Volume 2, 5th edition is P.G. Urben. Quite the sense of humor, he has. Also listed in this book? Bats, indigestion.

Bretherick's (Vol. 2, 5th edition), pg. 356-357. 


  1. More, more! What about crusty old bottles from 1912? Pallet-jack chafing? Hardhat hair?

  2. "Some may react violently to suggestions that they are not omniscient"

    I swear to God I have never met any supervisor like that. Honestly though, you manage to dig up the darndest references.

  3. Wonderful! This reminds me of my grad school lab, whose bottles of sand proudly bore warnings that the contents were known in the state of California to cause cancer. While recognizing that silicosis is an awful, terrible thing, my supervisor did with a wink tell us that it was thus for our health that he was keeping us in the lab and off the beach.