Re: [Histonet] Xylene exposure

From:"Jackie M O'Connor"

Is there a new 'atmosphere' regarding pregnant women in histology?   Is 
there new info on xylene and formalin dangers to fetuses?  What about 
other histo chemicals, i.e., silver nitrate?  Methanol? Aniline dyes?  I'm 
not challenging this information - I'm just curious if there is something 
new I haven't heard about.

Jackie O'

"Joe Nocito" 
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03/26/2006 06:21 AM

        To:     "Jeannie Heck" , "Histonet e-mail ?'s" 

        cc:     (bcc: Jackie M O'Connor/LAKE/GPRD/ABBOTT)
        Subject:        Re: [Histonet] Xylene exposure

we do not let any pregnant employee near xylene nor formalin. I had two 
pregnant employees due at the same time. I was able to set up to cutting 
stations in a different location. They cut surgicals, recuts, special, 
immunos and did the paper work. It was tough during maternity leave, but 
pathologists were understanding.

Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, TX
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeannie Heck" 
To: "Histonet e-mail ?'s" 
Sent: Saturday, March 25, 2006 9:16 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Xylene exposure

> What special precautions, if any, does your facility
> make for pregnant employees whose job duties involve
> the use of, or exposure to xylene?
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