× Auto Repair Pros Member Benefits TechHelp Knowledge Base Forums Resources My iATN Marketplace Chat Pricing About Us Join Industry Sponsors Video Members Only Repair Shops Auto Pro Careers Auto Pro Reviews
Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Re: Mind Chum number 13 Early Industries fatal hazards
Posted to Open Discussion Forum on 5/7/2017 7 Replies

Bruce

I inherited soft teeth. So as I was growing up usually a dentist appt. every month or so to fill a cavity or refill a filling that had fallen out.

The dentist would offer me a treat after a session either a lolly-pop or a small vial of Mercury. Usually asked for the Mercury so I could rub it on coins and make them shiny. When I would drop it on the living room rug. ( Today that rug would have been a EPA hazardous sight VBG)

Think it if I had dropped that amount in a school today they would close that wing until a hazardous team cleaned the area.

He was giving the treats out because until I went to another dentist a 18 I was never given Novacaine. Just held on to the chair while he drilled with that cable driven drill. He had a newer Modern drill but reverted to the old one when going in deep.

Just the way times were back then.

Robert Harris
Technician/Technical Information Specialist (Retired)
Robert Harris
Alvarado, Texas, USA

7 Replies Received (View Replies)