MSDS Misuse Monday

So the plan is that this will be a regular ‘quick posting’ – in other words, any Monday when I have time for a blog post but not a long one will result in an MSDS Misuse Monday.

What this means is that you get a suggestion of what to make with a bunch of links to relevant Material Data Safety sheets.  Of course, those of you who are smarter than the entire global scientific and medical consensus already know what an MSDS is so I’ll need to ask for your patience while I catch the sheep up.  I won’t be long.


Thank you, Wikipedia.

many people think that a scientfic consensus

Thank you, Logic Of Science.


Today, we’re going to start with an easy one – a particularly  flavourful cheese on toast.

Naturally, you’re going to need bread, and some cheese.   You’ll also want a bottle of smoky bourbon sauce.    Put cheese on bread and toast bread/melt the cheese under the oven.  Apply smoky bourbon sauce to serve.


MSDSes to read:


And … you get the idea.








An immigrant and an immigrant’s son saved America.

Polio struck future presidents and poor children alike, becoming an epidemic that consumed Americans throughout much of the 20th century. Immigrant Albert Sabin and the son of an immigrant, Jonas Salk, developed the vaccines that ended polio as a threat to Americans. Neither Salk or Sabin – or their life-saving Polio vaccines – would have been in America if not for family immigration.

U.S. Supreme Court to hear vaccine-autism case

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The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has agreed to take on a vaccine injury case. SCOTUS is an appeals court, i.e. they only hear cases that have been already heard in other courts and this case is no different, having been heard in Vaccine Court and at least one appeals court. SCOTUS only hears a fraction of the cases that are submitted, choosing cases that set important precedents to help define U.S. laws. It is also worth noting that SCOTUS tends to decide on issues involving interpretation of law. In this case, they are not going to decide whether the child in question was injured, but, ratehr, the Court is to decide if a vaccine manufacturer can be sued directly. The question posed by the family in their petition is:

Section 22(b)(1) of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 [“the Act”] expressly preempts certain design defect…

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