RE: slide disposal

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From:"Tom T. McNemar" <TMcNemar@lmhealth.org>
To:Carol Bobrowitz <Carol_Bobrowitz.PATHOLOGY@qmail.path.mcw.edu>, HistoNet <histonet@pathology.swmed.edu>
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We are in Ohio and don not dispose of too many at one time.  When we do,
they are  put into a biohazard box and incinerated.

Tom Mc Nemar
Pathology Supervisor
Licking Memorial Hospital
Newark, Ohio

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Carol Bobrowitz [SMTP:Carol_Bobrowitz.PATHOLOGY@qmail.path.mcw.edu]
> Sent:	Wednesday, May 03, 2000 7:03 AM
> To:	HistoNet
> Subject:	slide disposal
> 
>                       Subject:                              Time:  12:00
> PM
>   OFFICE MEMO         slide disposal                        Date:  5/2/00
> I am posting this for another laboratory.
> The clinical histology department is moving to a new laboratory.
> At this time they need to dispose of old microscope slides, 75 years
> worth.
> Enviromental Services claim these old glass slides are biohazardous and
> need to
> be placed in sharpes containers for disposal.  They refuse to remove them
> in
> the corrugated glass disposable containers.  We are located in the state
> of
> Wisconsin and particularly would like to hear from labs from this area.
> The
> questions are:
> 1)  Are these bioharzardous?
> 2)  Does the state have a statute pertaining to this?
> 3)  How do other labs in the state dispose of their slides?
> Thank you for all your help in advance.  
> Linda Kharitou thanks you.
> Carol Ann Bobrowitz
> Medical College of Wisconsin
> 
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