|From:||Carol Ann Bobrowitz |
You can change xylenes to any substitutes you wish but you will have the same fume problem. Also, remember, some substitutes could cause the quality of your work to go down.
Have your doctor mention OSHA. That helps gets the ball rolling. Work with your doctor to improve the air quality. Many places try to overlook this problem because it is expensive to correct. This is not only an air quality problem but a major health issue. I've never understood why histology personnel are subjected to unsuitable working conditions in hospitals. A hospital is there to help the sick not make the employees sick.
Good luck and I hope you solve this problem.
Carol Ann Bobrowitz
Physiology & BRI Histology Core Laboratory
Department of Physiology
Medical College of Wisconsin
FAX (414) 456-6546