RE: Bleach

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From:"Hagerty, Marjorie A." <mhagerty@emc.org> (by way of histonet)
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Hi Carla,

You have me going with this one. Did he mean a piece of dissected tissue or
on live tissue? The reason I ask is that I can't imagine anyone mixing these
two chemicals because that reaction would produce bischolormethyl ether,
which is a potent carcinogen. Formalin should not be stored with/or even
near HCL or chloride-containing solutions such bleach. Maybe the answer is
that it would form tumors histologically!?!?

Marg
Supervisor, Anatomic Pathology
Eisenhower Medical Center
39-000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

-----Original Message-----
From: Carla Frenchko [mailto:cfrenchko@yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2000 5:15 PM
To: Histonet@pathology.swmed.edu
Subject: Bleach


Dear Histonetters,
 Our PA asked a PA student what a combination of
bleach and formalin would have on tissue
histologically. I have never come across this question
before and am wondering if anyone has an answer. Thank
you in advance for your help.

Sincerely,
Carla Frenchko


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