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1) We call them by different names. That was the original point. Another
name I might use is "fume cabinet". Either way I would be looking under the
2) I was playing with bunsen burners at school from the time I was 12 or 14.
There was a master gas tap outside the junior physics lab. I don't remember
it being used. In those days (1945-52) we handled mercury with our bare
hands. When I was around 16, I was shown the sample of radium, wrapped in
lead foil, that was kept in the masters' room. As the labs dated back to
before 1900 the sample was doubtless bought long before there were any
government controls. I don't think I heard of "etnas" until after I came to
"For forms of government let fools contest,
Whate'er is best administered is best." -- Pope
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