[Histonet] Formaldehyde - Carcinogen

From:"Fye Beth"

In 2006, the IARC change formaldehyde from a Group 2a - Probable
Carcinogen to a Group I Cancinogenic to Humans.  Has this changed where
you are storing your formaldehyde, and any other procedures with in the
Histology Laboratory?  Our previous policy stated that carcinogens must
be stored in secure cabinets however with the volume of formaldehyde in
our labortory, that poses a problem.  We currently have it stored on
open shelving.

Beth A. Fye, CT (ASCP)
Pathology Technical  Manager
HCA Richmond Hospital Laboratories
office:  (804)228-6564
pager:  (804)759-6929

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