|From:||"Mack, Jacquie" (by way of Histonet)|
Thank you all very much for your replies re: pregnant/nursing
HIstotechs and their safety. It seems that generally, there are no
defined guidelines for exposure during pregnancy. Some labs don't allow
their pregnant techs to change the processors, stainers, etc. to minimize
their exposure. A few noted that they knew of techs who had problems with
pregnancy until they removed themselves from the lab environment.
Unfortunately, there are no specific regulations with OHS groups that I
discovered in the responses. I think this is a very important issue that
should be looked at. Who knows what long term exposure can cause. IF
anyone would like to help/suggest a method of study (or who knows of one
existing), please feel free to contact me at the e mail address below.
Thank you very much.
Tech III Anatomic Pathology
Foothills Medical Center
Calgary Laboratory Services
ph (403) 944-4162
fax (403) 270-4093
e mail: Jacquie.Mack@CLS.ab.ca
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