Hi Toti,
Go ahead and wax away.
Back when I managed a lab we had the floor cleaned more than once without
any problems at all. 
Good luck



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-----Original Message-----
From: Stable Isotope Geochemistry [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
Of Toti Larson
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 6:37 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [ISOGEOCHEM] Floor wax


This sounds crazy and I've never thought about this before. We're cleaning 
our lab and installing new equipment and I wanted the custodians to wax the 
floor while the instruments were moved. An SEM operator told me to never 
wax a lab floor because of static and that they make non-static wax that 
you have to use for labs. Is this an issue that anyone has any experience 
in? I just found out that they do make non-static wax, but its expensive. 
Is this issue specific to SEM and EMP, or is this the stuff of urban 
legend? The story I heard went as far as saying that even walking into a 
lab with a waxed floor will affect the future labs you walk into,

before contacting myth-busters I thought Isogeochem would have some


Toti Larson, GGRL Team Leader
EES-6, Geology, Geochemistry & Hydrology Group
Los Alamos National Laboratory
MS-D469. Los Alamos, NM 87545
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