paraffin block storage temperature

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From:Carol McCollough <>,
Date:Mon, 08 Mar 1999 16:11:53 -0500

Hi Histonetters:

Dumb question........

We are storing 30 years of paraffin blocks in an unheated building. 
Extreme winter temperatures can get as low as 0 degress F (-18
degrees C).  Will this damage the blocks?

Thanks - 
Carol B.  McCollough, HT (ASCP)
Diagnostics & Histology Laboratory Manager
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Fisheries Service
Cooperative Oxford Laboratory
904 S.  Morris Street
Oxford, MD 21654

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