I originally browsed this newsgroup because I am interested in the history
of women in science, but this topic is fascinating.
What about Right-to-Know laws? To whom does one report violations? Does
that vary state to state?
What about the students who trust the mentor and don't ask questions? This
is why I suggested writing a letter to the editor. Perhaps there are other
students in other classes who should be asking questions but trust the
authority figures in the lab to insure their safety.
Finally, if you witness a crime, what do you do? Is breaking laws designed
to protect people's health any less important than, say, burglary?
Just wondering, PF