RE: [Histonet] Formaldehyde - Carcinogen

From:"Vacca Jessica"

We keep formalin cubes in the morgue. 

Jessica Vacca
Histology Supervisor
Brandon Regional Hospital
119 Oakfield Dr.
Brandon Fl 33511
(813) 571-5193 or (813) 681-5551 ext 2454

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Burton,
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 12:22 PM
To: Fye Beth;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Formaldehyde - Carcinogen

We have not changed anything.
Lynn Burton
Animal Disease Lab


From: on behalf of Fye Beth
Sent: Thu 9/20/2007 11:14 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Formaldehyde - Carcinogen

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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