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Friday chemical safety round-up

Happy new year, readers! We’re kicking off 2013 with a round up of chemical health and safety news from over the holidays:

Fires and explosions:

Leaks, spills, and other exposures:

  • Release of hydrochloric acid fumes was caused by mixing together three chemicals at a Sanmia plant in Wisconsin; four or five employees were transported to a local hospital for respiratory problems

Not covered (usually): meth labs; ammonia leaks; incidents involving floor sealants, cleaning solutions, or pool chemicals; transportation spills; things that happen at recycling centers (dispose of your waste properly, people!); and fires from oil, natural gas, or other fuels.

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