[Histonet] RE: 10% formaldehyde??

From:"Burrill, Jason"

Dear Sara,


According to the Dangerous Goods Regulations 10% formalin (4%formaldehyde) is not regulated by either the DOT or IATA. The cut off for the percentage of formaldehyde in a solution that is considered a Dangerous Good and must be classified is 10% formaldehyde. 


So since 10% formalin is only 4% formaldehyde it is not regulated as a Dangerous Good but 10% formaldehyde is considered a "Aviation regulated liquid, n.o.s. UN3334" and subject to classification when shipping by air. This is a common mistake for people who ship samples fixed in 10% formalin. If you would like to discuss this further or would like additional references to confirm this please call or e-mail me.






Jason Burrill

Manager, Histology

Charles River Laboratories

251 Ballardvale Street

Wilmington, MA 01887

Ph: 781-222-6152

Fax: 978-988-8793


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