RE: [Histonet] DAB waste

From:"Patsy Ruegg"

I agree that Dab should not go down the drain but what are we supposed to do
when we contact our institutions waste disposal department (they are the
ones who are hauling this away) and they say they checked with the water
department for our area and they say put it down the drain (the health and
safety people stopped taken it from us), should we contract ourselves with
someone outside the institution (I doubt if they would allow this)????

Patsy Ruegg, HT(ASCP)QIHC
IHCtech, LLC
Fitzsimmons BioScience Park
12635 Montview Blvd. Suite 215
Aurora, CO 80010
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Martha Ward
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 12:32 PM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] DAB waste

We recently went through this disposal issue at our institution and we had
the waste from our Ventana sent off for analysis.  The report came back
that, at least for our area and state, that it was OK for us to dispose of
the waste down the drain.  

Martha Ward
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center 

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Cindy Tily
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 2:26 PM
Subject: [Histonet] DAB waste

Hi Everyone,

I rarely write in, but about this topic I feel strongly. Never should a well
known carcinogen such as DAB be put down the drain,no matter how dilute (and
yes, Ventana reps will tell you the very dilute DAB in the waste bottle is
ok to poor down the drain). In this country (the USA) lack of resources
and/or money is also a poor excuse (if you can afford using the Ventana
system you can afford to have waste hauled off--no matter how many states it
must travel).
I try to convince folks this way-if that drain pipe went from your
workplace, through the waste treatment plant, directly to your home would
you allow your children/grandchildren/any loved one to drink it?
Sorry for the rant but ignorance and excuses make me crazy!

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