cleaning keyboards in the dishwasher

C Fernandez fernande at
Fri Jan 13 11:35:30 CST 2006

Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> Yeah.  I believe that the point was that many organomercuric compounds 
> are significantly more toxic than metallic mercury alone.  The canonical 
> example is usually dimethylmercury.  It killed a well known chemistry 
> professor in 1997 when she spilled just two drops on her latex glove. 
> Metallic mercury isn't *nearly that toxic*.
> Peace...  Sridhar

Yup, read about that just last night.

Chad Fernandez
Michigan, USA

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