All Gases Are Hazardous

“Jumpin’ Jack Flash, it’s a gas.”  — Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, of The Rolling Stones Ever notice how the popular media never refer to chemicals. No, they talk about “toxic chemicals.” It’s as though any material that is not toxic is not a chemical, or perhaps, any material called a chemical must be toxic. [...]

By |2023-11-09T09:13:59-06:00November 9th, 2023|Chemicals, Process Safety|1 Comment

The Dose Makes the Poison

“All things are poison, and nothing is without poison; the dosage alone makes it so a thing is not a poison.”  — Paracelsus Have you ever noticed that news accounts about incidents in the process industries never talk about “chemicals”? No, the writer always refers to “toxic chemicals”. As though you can’t say one without [...]

By |2021-03-25T16:18:42-05:00March 25th, 2021|Chemicals, Process Safety|Comments Off on The Dose Makes the Poison
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