RE: 10% formalin vs. alcoholic-formalin

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From:"Weems, Joyce" <>
To:"'sharon oaborn'" <>, Elizabeth Wenig <>, Histonet Listserv <>
Date:Tue, 20 Jul 1999 09:46:08 -0400
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Tell us about "elephants " or "snorkels". Thanks! j
Joyce Weems
Pathology Manager
Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta

	-----Original Message-----
	From:	sharon oaborn []
	Sent:	Tuesday, July 20, 1999 12:13 AM
	To:	Elizabeth Wenig; Histonet Listserv
	Subject:	Re: 10% formalin vs. alcoholic-formalin

	Elizabeth, some people prefer to avoid handling the formaledhyde and
	may be given as a reason to purchase it commercially.  However,
	does make it to go into the containers to be purchased.  It is still
	probably less expensive to do it yourself and it is EASY.  We
	installed all three B/R recyclers for xylenes, alcohols and
formalin.  Now
	we have plenty of 95% alcohol so we make our own alcoholic formalin.
	the protective glasses, gloves and lab coats and work in a hood or
	properly vented space.  Some labs are beginning to use "elephants"
	"Snorkels" to directly pull the fumes away.
	 sharon osborn, BLOC-WERX
	-----Original Message-----
	From: Elizabeth Wenig <>
	To: Histonet Listserv <>
	Date: Thursday, July 15, 1999 5:42 PM
	Subject: 10% formalin vs. alcoholic-formalin

	>Can I please have some pros and cons concerning the use of
	>comercialized, pre-made 10% formalin verses a scratch measured
	>of 37% formaldahyde, absolute alcohol and h2o? I have a few of my
	>but need some more!
	>Thanks for your input!
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