by Kenneth Roy | Published: May 16, 2017 in NSTA Blog, posted on 1:45 PM, May 22, 2017
Many of the chemicals on the Department of Homeland Security’s Anti-Terrorism Standards Chemicals of Interest List can be found in high school storerooms. These chemicals may be prone to theft and unauthorized lab experiments. Some terrorist websites have even suggested that their operatives pose as students to acquire hazardous chemical, biological, or radiological agents (NAP 2011). To meet this challenge, science teachers, their supervisors, and administrators need to provide a secure working environment by making their labs more secure.
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