Friday, June 10, 2022

C&EN on Karen Wetterhahn

In the pages of Chemical and Engineering News, this remarkable profile of Karen Wetterhahn in her life and her legacy in her death from dimethylmercury poisoning: 
...On Aug. 14, 1996, Wetterhahn was working in a fume hood in her research group’s lab. By that point in her career, she didn’t get to spend much time at the bench, but this was a task she didn’t want anyone else doing...

This article by Sam Lemonick is really worth a read - good thoughts about both chemical safety and her far-reaching legacy within. 

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