I think the suggestion to educate the student as much as possible about
the potential risks in a lab course, to with consult her doctor and to make
her own decision is a good one. I also feel strongly that everyone should be
making a sincere effort to reduce toxic exposure in all lab work. And I
have a question: why did a "safety team" roaming through my department
put the label "potential teratogen" on my sucrose bottle?!!
University of British Columbia