RE: pregnancy in lab

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From:"Yaskovich, Ruth A (NIDCR)" <RYaskovich@DIR.NIDCR.NIH.GOV>,, "'Sarah Christo'" <>
Date:Thu, 29 Apr 1999 12:25:15 -0400

	From: 	Sarah Christo
	Sent: 	Thursday, April 29, 1999 9:50 AM
	Subject: 	Re: pregnancy in lab

	Dear Susan, 
	    I would be wary of not only inhaling, but skin exposure too.  You
could switch to an aliphatic hydrocarbon based xylene substitute like Pro-Par or
Shandon or StatLab's Xylene Substitute.    Anatech is the best company to
contact for more information on this subject.  1-800-Anatech.
	Sarah Christo

	Sarah Christo, HT (ASCP)
	Texas A&M University
	College of Veterinary Medicine
	Dept. of Vet. Anatomy & Public Health
	College Station, TX  77868-4458

	>>> <> 04/28 7:39 PM >>>
	  Does anybody have any data or know of any standard procedures of any
	precautions that need to be taken with having a pregnant histotech in
	lab?  Specifically, does anybody know if D'limonene (citrus odor xylene
	substitute)is dangerous for a pregnant person to be inhaling?  I have
	contacted the manufacturer of Americlear and basically they don't have
	data on toxicity other than through skin contact which can be avoided by
	wearing nitrile gloves and a labcoat.

	Susan Foreman
	Knox Pathology Lab
	(423)522-7591 ext. 116

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	To be on the safe side one should stay out of any lab with chemicals I
	You can use a lab with no chemicals and set up a microtome and just cut.

	               Ruth Yaskovich N.I.H. Bethesda Md.

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