Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrude
hahaha good point.
at the same time... ive worked for years in organic chemistry labs, coming up against some serious nasties... so far i'm ok but i know i'm at greater risk of cancer than you. I also know I have a lower than normal life expectancy too.
Given your age, I'm willing to be that when you've been exposed to chemicals, the awareness has been there that they can be harmful, and safety precautions have been used. Take the men in my family as examples.... they work in various areas of the oilpatch, and have been exposed routinely to a host of nasty chemicals, both in the shops, and when pulling tools up from downhole, with no precautions take in terms of ventilation, protection from skin contact, etc. My hubby had been working, scrubbing clean tools in the varsol tank, for years before it became apparent how nasty standing over a tank full of the stuff and breathing it in constantly was. and that the gloves they use didn't do a good enough job of keeping it from splashing onto their clothes and skin continually. what I would give for his exposure to stuff like that to have been in a lab setting.