Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dirty Jobs

Yesterday, I cleaned out one of the vacuum pumps in our lab and got covered in pump oil and iodine (See Figures 1 and 2 below)  
 Figure 1: The Aftermath - note the clean divide from arms to hands thanks to gloves 
  Figure 2: Close up 

I would like to report after much scrubbing with soap and dish detergent, I still have skin.  And it's almost back to its normal color.


  1. You might have returned to normal color, but what about your shirt?

  2. @Melanie: Nope, it's pretty much ruined. And people wonder why I don't dress up in my line of work...

  3. If you glance quickly at your picture, it looks like you have really hairy arms. :)