Re: uranyl nitrate

From:Vinnie Della Speranza

I do not claim to be an expert on this but I do not believe that this material requires radiation precautions. However, it is considered to be a highly toxic compound and a potential carcinogen (Merck Index) which is the concern when working with it. Your safety people should be able to determine that this material does not require radiation precautions.
Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
Medical University of South Carolina
165 Ashley Avenue  Suite 309
Charleston, SC 29425
Ph: 843-792-6353
fax: 843-792-8974

>>> Linda Smith <> 07/15/02 11:13AM >>>
I need some help with a safety issue concerning 1% aqueous uranyl nitrate used in a Steiner stain.  Does any one have any documentation from any regulatory agency on it's safety and use in the lab?
Our safety people want to post radiation signs all over the place and send everyone to radiation safety training.
Thanks in advance.
Linda Smith, HT (ASCP)
Department of Pathology
Children's Medical Center
Dayton, Ohio
(937) 641-3358

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