RE: Stains disposal
|From:||"Carson, Karla" <KCarson@chw.edu>|
I do understand this. I do have an additional question regarding the
collection. Do you who already have the program going, recover each stain
separately? If you combine them, how do you supply the MSDS? Thanks once
From: Smith, Allen [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2000 7:59 AM
To: Carson, Karla
Subject: RE: Stains disposal
On pp. 223 to 226 of "Hazardous Materials in the Histopathology Laboratory"
(3rd ed., 1995, Anatech, Battle Creek, MI), J.D. Dapson and R.W. Dapson give
a list of histologic dyes and suggestions for their disposal.
My "Merck Index" (11th ed., 1989, Merck & Co., Rahway, NJ) says eosin Y is
approved for use in cosmetics (p. 3561) and that fast green FCF (a.k.a. food
green #3) is approved for use as a food coloring (p. 3886).
On the other hand, Dapson and Dapson note that clorazole black E is a known
In short, some dyes can go down the drain, some can't, and we have to know
which is which.
Allen A. Smith
School of Graduate Medical Sciences
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Miami Shores, Florida
From: Carson, Karla [ mailto:KCarson@chw.edu <mailto:KCarson@chw.edu> ]
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2000 3:22 PM
Subject: Stains disposal
OK, Just got out of one more meeting with our new Safety Officer. They are
suggesting that we retrieve ALL stains and have them hauled off. Their rule
of thumb is that if it stains the sink, it can't go down the drain. Is
anyone else capturing everything? Do you have anything written that you
could send me? If you have an attachment you could send, guess you have to
do that directly. Thanks in advance.
Karla Carson HT/HTL (ASCP)
Regional Pathology Supervisor
Mercy Health Care Sacramento
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