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This study was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under grant number DE-FG02-08ER15932; the National Institutes of Health under contract number N01-OD-4-2139, TO #200; and the National Science Foundation under grant number CHE-0740356. Additional support was received from Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; the American Chemical Society; E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company; Eastman Chemical Company; the Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and PPG Industries.

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Prudent practices in the laboratory : handling and management of chemical hazards / Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies. — Updated ed.

       p. cm.

   Includes bibliographical references and index.

   ISBN-13: 978-0-309-13864-2 (hardback)

   ISBN-10: 0-309-13864-7 (hardback)

   ISBN-13: 978-0-309-13865-9 (pdf)

   ISBN-10: 0-309-13865-5 (pdf)

 1. Hazardous substances. 2. Chemicals—Safety measures. 3. Hazardous wastes. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory.

   T55.3.H3P78 2011

   660’.2804—dc22

                                                       2010047731

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