Re: pregnancy in lab

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From:"Sarah Christo" <>
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Date:Thu, 29 Apr 1999 09:50:28 -0500
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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 the
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 any
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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