RE: PG in lab

From:"Carson, Karla" <>

Kathy,  We use AmeriClear everywhere except on our enclosed tissue
processors.  Since we do annual monitoring we feel the environment is safe
for all.

Karla Carson
Regional Pathology Manager
Mercy Health Care Sacramento
Phone 916-453-4494
FAX 916-453-4397
e-mail <> 

		-----Original Message-----
		From:	Kathy Gorham []
		Sent:	Tuesday, February 06, 2001 6:02 PM
		Subject:	PG in lab

		Good morning fellow histotechs,
		Another few questions from Eastern Oregon.  Do you have a
protocol for
		pregnant histotechs? ? ?  Are they allowed to continue to
work as usual?
		The lab manager just presented me with an article that
xylene is a risk to
		the unborn child.  (like I don't know how dangerous our
chemicals are) And
		wants me to investigate replacements for  xylene.  I tried
		substitutes years ago and went back to xylene.   Do you use
a xylene
		substitute?  Which one?  How do you handle the concern for
the techs who
		are in their child bearing years if you use xylene?   Thanks
for your
		expertise once again.

		Kathy Gorham, H.T.
		Grande Ronde Hospital
		Ls Grande, Oregon


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