>Many people wrote generally and specifically about exposure to chemicals
>and radiation in the university lab.
1) Ultimately, YOU are responsible for safety. If you don't know, ask and
demand answers. READ before you work. Have the proper equipment.
2) Exposure does have short and long term effects.
3) Universities are different in enforcement of OSHA regulations than industry.
4) If you are not satisfied, don't hesitate to go "higher".