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Third Edition

HAZARDOUS LABORATORY CHEMICALS DISPOSAL GUIDE

Third Edition

HAZARDOUS LABORATORY CHEMICALS DISPOSAL GUIDE
Margaret-Ann Armour

LEWIS PUBLISHERS A CRC Press Company Boca Raton London New York Washington, D.C.

This edition published in the Taylor & Francis e-Library, 2005. To purchase your own copy of this or any of Taylor & Francis or Routledge’s collection ofthousands of eBooks please go to http://www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Armour, M.A. (Margaret-Ann) Hazardous laboratory chemicals disposal guide/Margaret-Ann Armour.—3rd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 1-56670-567-3 1. Chemical laboratories—Waste disposal. 2. Hazardous substances. I. Title. QD64.A76 2003 542′.89–dc21 2002043358 Thisbook contains information obtained from authentic and highly regarded sources. Reprinted material is quoted with permission, and sources are indicated. A wide variety of references are listed. Reasonable efforts have been made to publish reliable data and information, but the authors and the publisher cannot assume responsibility for the validity of all materials or for the consequences of theiruse. Neither this book nor any part may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, microfilming, and recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the publisher. The consent of CRC Press LLC does not extend to copying for general distribution, for promotion, for creating newworks, or for resale. Specific permission must be obtained in writing from CRC Press LLC for such copying. Direct all inquiries to CRC Press LLC, 2000 N.W. Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Trademark Notice: Product or corporate names may be trademarks or registered trademarks, and are used only for identification and explanation, without intent to infringe. Visit the CRC Press Web site atwww.crcpress.com © 2003 by CRC Press LLC No claim to original U.S. Government works ISBN 0-203-00978-9 Master e-book ISBN

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PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION
The information contained in this guide has been compiled from sources believed to be reliable, accurate, and representative of thebest opinion on the subject as of 2002. While every reasonable effort has been made to provide dependable information, I cannot assume responsibility for the validity or completeness of all chemical references given or for the consequences of their use. The first three editions of this book were printed at the University of Alberta. In 1990, the book was published by Lewis Publishers/CRC Press.This is the third edition from the current publisher. The information contained in the first University of Alberta edition was compiled from published material. The second and third University of Alberta editions incorporated new or modified methods for spillage and waste disposal developed in my laboratory. The development and testing of procedures for disposal of small waste or surplus quantitiesof hazardous chemicals in my laboratory is ongoing. Thus, the previous CRC Press edition included 50 additional entries of chemicals that are animal carcinogens. This edition incorporates 15 chemicals used as pesticides. I express my gratitude to two colleagues who collaborated in the initiation and early stages of this project. They are Dr. Lois Browne of the Department of Chemistry, Universityof Alberta, and Gordon Weir of Environmental Health and Safety at the University of Alberta. Without their help and support, this book would not have been possible. Rosemary Bacovsky, a pharmacist especially interested in the disposal of chemotherapeutic drugs, was instrumental in encouraging us to work in this area. The work of developing and testing the disposal methods was undertaken by a team...
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