, that provides support to the vast majority of schools and colleges, has recently received a number of calls regarding a particular chemical - 2,4-DNP (2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine)."
Schools in Bridgend, Cardiff, Rhondda Cynon Taf and the Vale of Glamorgan, have circulated letters sent to them by the Consortium for Local Education Authority for the Provision of Science Services (Cleapss
) advising them to avoid skin contact with plaster of Paris.
"This is in light of advice issued by the DFE and the science and technology advisory service CLEAPSS
following incidents at a small number of schools elsewhere in the country.
As a laboratory technician in a school, you could get training and support through the CLEAPSS
School Science Service.