|From:||"Morken, Tim" |
From: Cheryl Powell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 2:20 PM
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: Re: Disinfecting The Cryostat?
It's always been my understanding that bleach coorodes the metal becuase it doesn't evaporate like it does at room temp. When we have a TB case and they mistakenly use the cryostat that doesn't self decontaminate, we put a small container of formalin in it and don't use it untill the formalin freezes. Then we clean out all the shavings and start anew.... I don't know where that came from though...
Cheryl Ann Powell B.S., HTL(ASCP)Botsford General Hospital Farmington Hills, MI USA >From: Bill
>To: "Jones, Laura" , "Histonet (E-mail)" >Subject: Re: Disinfecting The Cryostat? >Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 08:48:30 -0500 > >At 2:30 PM -0400 4/21/03, Jones, Laura wrote: > Can you please tell us, does cleaning with 100% ethanol really >qualify as "disinfecting"? If you have different procedures or >suggestions, we'd appreciate those as well. > >As I recall, 70% ethanol is more effective as a disinfectant than >100% for physicochemical reasons I don't recall. > >ETOH is not very effective for killing TB or prion disease >organisms. Bleach will. > >The British have a lot more experience with prion disease (Mad Cow, >Scrapi, CJD etc). What do you Brits use for disinfecting. > >What is the problem with bleach and the microtome parts? > >Bill >-- >_____________________________ >Bill Blank >http://kernunnos.com (Celtic studies and numismatics) > >
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