RE: Paraffin disposal (---> candles?)

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Date:Fri, 03 Sep 1999 07:08:38 -0400
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I've thought about doing that, but with all the plastic polymers in the
waxes currently on the market I didn't think it would be such a good idea.
Not to mention any residual xylenes, fats, etc. from the tissues...

Joseph A. Saby, BA HT
Diagnostic Pathology, Pathology & Experimental Toxicology
Parke-Davis/Int. Pharm. Res. Div. Warner-Lambert
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: (734) 622-3631
Fax:     (734) 622-5718

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From: J. A. Kiernan []
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 1999 11:58 PM
To: Edna_J_Gonzalez/
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Subject: Re: Paraffin disposal (---> candles?)

On Thu, 2 Sep 1999 Edna_J_Gonzalez/ wrote:

> ... what are type of container are you using to dispose used paraffin
> wax?

  I collect it in cardboard boxes. (You need to make sure any cracks
  in the bottom are securely taped up before pouring in the wax.)
  When a box is full it makes a rather satisfyingly solid cube, which
  goes out with the general garbage. With smaller boxes and a centrally
  dangled string you can make candles, but they don't work very well.

  Does anyone know how to make good candles from thrown out wax
  without too much time and effort?

 John A. Kiernan,
 Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology,
 The University of Western Ontario,
 LONDON,  Canada  N6A 5C1

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