RE: [Histonet] DAB waste

From:"Rush, Joyce"

Interesting the difference state to state.  We had our analysis done and everything from our stainer is deemed hazardous and must be disposed of as hazardous.


Joyce A. Rush, BS, MT(ASCP) 
Laboratory Manager 
St Joseph's Medical Center 
523 North Third Street 
Brainerd, MN  56401 
Office:218-828-7500   Fax:  218-828-7510 

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Martha
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 14:32
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
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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