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Working with Chemicals in Animals

In support of the Chemical Safety program, EHSO and members of the Chemical Safety Committee review chemicals to determine if an agent requires Chemical Safety Approval. Chemicals are evaluated based on the characteristics of the hazardous agent, route of administration, the dose, the length of the study, and the animal species used. If you plan […]

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Laboratory Animal Allergies

Laboratory animal allergies (LAA) are significant occupational hazards for researchers and staff that work with laboratory animals. Most workers that develop LAA will do so within one to three years of first exposure, and symptoms usually begin with sneezing and a runny nose, itchy/watery eyes, and/or rashes.1 Rats and mice are the most common causes […]

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