“Chemicals of Interest”

An extremely important article on school science lab safety is Dr. Kenneth Roy’s “Safer Science” column in the October 2010 issue of The Science Teacher entitled: “‘Chemicals of Interest’ and More.”  The column discusses a list of 330 chemicals, some of which are common to school science labs, which are of concern to the US Department of Homeland Security.  The article indicates appropriate security measures for these and other chemicals and should be read by school facilities directors, principals and science teachers alike. Download »