Potassium as KCl in the aquarium

Roy Smith roy at phri.nyu.edu
Sat Apr 28 07:46:35 EST 1990

clarke at acheron.uucp (Ed Clarke/10240000) writes:
> I see that you don't subscribe to sci.chem [...] There was much amusement
> last year when somebody posted the MSDS (material data safety sheet) for
> washed sea sand.

	Working in a lab environment, I was recently compelled to sit through
3 rather silly OSHA approved safety films.  They kept talking about MSDSs,
which we keep on paper secluded up in our library somewhere.  The films also
mentioned that MSDSs might also be available in computer readable form.

	It occured to me that it might be a nice service to provide on-line
access to MSDSs over our LAN, perhaps in the form of a HyperCard stack people
could access via an AppleShare server.  Does anybody know if such a product
exists, preferably for little or no money?  I suppose I could just feed all
our paper MSDSs through a scanner and make the images available, but that's a
pretty gross way of doing it.
Roy Smith, Public Health Research Institute
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