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Chuck Miller rellim at MAILHOST.TCS.TULANE.EDU
Fri Sep 26 10:21:22 EST 1997


>sue at addressin.sig (Curly Sue) asked.....
>Does the article give any idea of the suspected dose of the dimethyl
>Hg or any other details that didn't appear in press reports?

The article speculated that a drop (perhaps unseen) was spilled on the
latex gloves that Dr. Wetterhahn was wearing. The dimethylHg rapidly
penetrated the gloves and was absorbed through the skin.



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