Re: Throwing away haematoxyling, Eosin, Amonium Hydroxide,

From:Claye Clyatt

We are not allowed to pour any chemicals down the drain.  every thing is either recycled or hauled off.


Claye Clyatt
Chief Histotechnologist
Department of Pathology 
Room #BF119
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Ga 30912
office   (706) 721-3630
pager  (706) 721-7243-1132

>>> Chris James  06/18/03 03:58PM >>>

    I work for three different hospitals in Chicago,  all of them throw old slides away in the broken glass containers.  We were more worried about it being a HIPPA issue (patient privacy....I'm guessing you're not in the States), but so far that hasn't been a problem either.
The only thing on our stainer we don't put down the drain is xylene, or the absolute that is xylene-contaminated. Copious amounts of water, and all that :-)

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