RE: [Histonet] Chemicals and pregnancy

From:"Burton, Lynn"

Xylene and formalin are to be avoided as well as some of the stains. I remember that the crystal violet for a B&B was a high risk chemical. There are others.
Lynn Burton
Animal Disease Lab


From: on behalf of James S.
Sent: Thu 12/13/2007 8:31 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Chemicals and pregnancy

Hi All,

I'm just wondering about the safety risks of working in an histology lab
when pregnant. I have read through all the safety data and risk
asessments for all the chemicals that I am currently using and there is
nothing specific there about anything which may be harmful to the unborn
child. I just wanted to check with you all to see what sort of
precautions you would suggest.
Mostly I just do IHC or fluorescence of frozen mouse tissues but I have
the occasional paraffin embedded tissue to process as well.

Thanks for your help

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