Re: Paraffin Waste, Safety book

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From:Jeff Silverman <>
To:Histonet <>
Date:Mon, 14 Jun 1999 21:03:22 -0400
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Pat- If you believe that Cruetzfeld Jacob Disease and other prion diseases
can be transmitted by block trimmings, as is generally accepted, that would
speak for treating this stuff as hazardous waste. However, I'll bet most
places don't. Netters, are there any regs on this, or is a free for all?
Gary- Dick Dapson of Anatech wrote and sells a comprehensive ref on
chemical safety in the histo lab. 
Jeff Silverman

> From: Patrick M. Haley  <>
> To: Histonet <>
> Subject: Paraffin Waste
> Date: Monday, June 14, 1999 11:03 PM
> Question?
> Is the paraffin waste generated during microtomy considered hazardous?
> it be disposed of as hazardous waste?
> Pat

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