Although chemicals are vital to laboratory operations, they can be hazardous to the nearby community if they are not handled properly. The state of Massachusetts understands how dangerous chemicals can be and are implementing new fire code regulations next year in order to reduce the risk of accidents, like the […]

Earlier this year, a chemistry experiment in a Manhattan high school classroom went horribly wrong. The experiment, known as the Rainbow, uses methanol as an accelerant to burn dishes of various minerals. However, during this particular incident, it appears that flammable vapors from the methane were dispersed throughout the room […]

In most laboratories, there is a set of chemicals labeled “hazardous.” These chemicals are usually separated from other chemical inventory because they can cause injury to scientists, the environment or both. However, there is a growing laboratory movement that is attempting to replace these hazardous chemicals with something less risky. […]