Re: [Histonet] non xylene based dehydrants

From:"Angela Bitting"

I've used both ClearRite and Histoclear with very good results.

Angela Bitting, HT(ASCP)
Technical Specialist, Histology
Geisinger Medical Center 
100 N Academy Ave. MC 23-00
Danville, PA 17822
phone  570-214-9634
fax  570-271-5916

>>> "Snider, Deanna"  02/15/05 08:07AM >>>
Ok everyone,
What non xylene based products are being used by everyone?  What are
health risks, hazards, etc. compared to xylene?  Do they work as well as
does?  Is it easily disposed of?

The lab here uses xylene, which is my choice, but the restrictions on
storing, pouring on/off, disposal, etc. borders on paranoia...:)  So I
exploring the alternatives.  The only exposure I've had to this type of
product was years ago.  Hemo-D, which gave me tremendous headaches....

I appreciate all your imput, and thanks in advance!
Deanna Snider HT
Shriners Hospital for Children
Research Dept.
Cincinnati, OH
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