Anthrax false alarms disrupt businessExperts advise public to remain calm but be carefulBy 10/18/2001|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/21/2003 The fear of contracting anthrax is more widespread than the disease itself, say health experts. That anxiety has infiltrated places of employment, resulting in work stoppages and even work refusals.Recent reports of “mysterious” powders feared to be anthrax include the following:•In Halifax, a white powder found on a computer keyboard cleared an office building. The powder was determined to be benign, though it hasn’t been absolutely identified. Preliminary findings suggest it could be cookie crumbs. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.