Lab Coats and Lab Safety

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Have you ever thought of a piece of clothing as a status symbol? I recently read an article in Slate that answers the age-old question, "Why do doctors wear white lab coats?"

I thought it was particularly interesting to learn that doctors have adopted these wears from laboratory workers because they believe white lab coats reflect a level of high status and important regard. You can find the full article and dive even further into the history of these white coats here.

As we were putting together our Biology and Chemistry videos at Thinkwell, we learned that these white coats serve a great purpose in the laboratory: safety! Check out Professor Gordon Yee as he demonstrates important lab safety techniques and why it's so important to wear one of these special coats during experimentation.


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