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Food and Drink in the Lab

Research Safety & Industrial Hygiene

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Eating, drinking or applying cosmetics in a laboratory area can increase the risk for
   ingestion of hazardous chemicals, or radioactive or infectious materials.

     Consumption and storage of food or drink is prohibited​ in the lab, except
     within a clearly designated safe area separated by a door from the main lab.

   Edible items stored in the lab and intended for research use must be labeled “Not for       Human Use.”​