Re: Fumes (was 10%Formalin etc)
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|From:||Don Hammer <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|To:||Tim Morken <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org|
Good idea Tim, but Grouchy would be a little less diplomatic. *grin*
Don Hammer, Retired Guy
----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Morken <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2000 5:42 AM
Subject: Fumes (was 10%Formalin etc)
> Don "Grouchy Old Man" Hammer wrote:
> <... stop worrying so much about surroundings and fumes>
> Those fumes are also good for keeping the rif-raf out of your lab!
> So we could say 'If you can't stand the fumes stay out of the lab!'
> Tim Morken
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: Don Hammer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Mohammed, Sayeed" <Sayeed@www.urol.bcm.tmc.edu>,
> Subject: Re: 10% NBF. How to check the concentration.
> Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 21:52:13 -0800
> Hi Sayeed,
> It might just be the tissues in the failing batch were not the same
> thickness, therefore not fixing at the same rate of time, BUT,
> I would suggest they toss it out and make their own 10% Formalin. (take
> control) It's the simplest "recipe" in the books. The use of the term
> "recipe" for procedures is another subject dear to my heart but will
> that for another communication. I have a recipe for Chocolate Chip
> BUT a procedure for 10% Formalin. :) Imagine how much it costs to ship
> water. Sheeeeeeeez! A hellava bunch of money for the distributors and
> postal service. What does it take to make 10% Formalin? Not a guru,
> that's for sure. If one is afraid of exposure, a mask is cheaper and you
> can steal them from the Operating Room too. *Grin*.
> Besides, just look around and see the ole Histotecs that are still around
> before we became so damned scared of all the chemicals. :) Me for one!
> Dezna lived a long great life, Freida still kickin' her heels, and then
> there is Chuck C, Bob S., Marilyn G, Judy W, Ken U, Gayle C. and so many
> others that the list would go on forever.
> I think it's time to put the "pansies" in the damn garden and let them
> in Spring and get back to the basics and stop worrying so much about
> surroundings and fumes....... it's been over rated for the well being of
> suppliers, safety inspectors and the law makers who want to keep their
> ( I just convinced myself to spray the damn Blackberry Bushes growing wild
> on my property and kill the bastards not worrying about whether I will
> the few hairs on my damn chest. ) *Evil Grin* [anyone one want to make
> last Homemade Blackberry Pie? or should we continue to buy them from Ma
> Stouffer so the fingers don't get bluish-purple and scratched, god-forbid]
> Oh god, how I remember Marilyn's homemade Blackberry Pie on a visit to
> Seattle :)
> Even a Homemade crust and gobs of butter too!!!.......ummmmmmmmmmmm! So
> good! Luv ya Marilyn :)
> Just a little common sense will save lots of money and health. MSDS's
> the suppliers asses, not save yours! Spray a chemical in your eyes and
> to find them and THEN interpret them to see what to do about the
> Is glad he is:
> Don Hammer, Retired Guy *Biggest grin*
> (the opinions are my own and not of my FORMER employer and look forward to
> any others on the Histonet) :)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Mohammed, Sayeed <Sayeed@www.urol.bcm.tmc.edu>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2000 6:15 AM
> Subject: 10% NBF. How to check the concentration.
> > Hi Histonetters.
> > Recently a neighboring lab had a problem with two different batches of
> > formalin from the supplier. One batch was not fixing the
> > tissue ) properly, whereas the other batch fixed it in the same time
> > same type of tissue. The supplier did not have any answers except " we
> > checked the batch and found nothing wrong with it." The techs in the
> > checked both batches for pH and found no difference. So, my suggestion
> > to check the concentration. Any netters out there have an idea.
> > * M. Sayeed
> > Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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