RE: Elmer's glue

From:Mass Histology Service <>

We've been using Elmer's glue (made fresh every day) for years and have
never seen a bacteria.


James E. Staruk, HT(ASCP)
Mass Histology Service

>-----Original Message-----
>From: jpark []
>Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2001 9:01 PM
>Subject: Re: Elmer's glue
>Regarding Elmer's glue, the presence of bacteria is disturbing.
>Bacteria grow in hot springs, in cold temperature (in refrigerator of 4C)
>and also on crude oil in Ocean.
>But it is new to me that bacteria grow in a highly viscous
>environment, like
>in Elmer's glue.  As you know, Elmer's glue is extremely viscous with very
>little water which is a necessity for any life.  To me, it does
>not make any
>sense that any life can grow in the glue.
>I am wondering whether finding of bacteria in Elmer's glue is nothing but a

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