Re: formalin detection

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From:denise M m Long-Woodward <>
Date:Wed, 15 Sep 1999 18:46:09 +0000

It is a Federal OSHA requirement that ALL containers of formalin be
labeled with a particluar statement, word for word.
If this is not happening, you have bigger problems than a pathologist
with a bad sense of smell. I suggest you get a copy of 29 CFR 1910.1047, 
 These regulations should have been complied with by Dec. 28,. 1992.  Dr.
Dapson  with Anatech, LTD is a great source of information on the matter.
Good Luck!

On Tue, 14 Sep 1999 09:15:05 -0800 "Skelton, Michelle"
<> writes:
> Is there anything out there (aside from noses and eyes) to detect the
> presence of formalin in a specimen container.  One of our 
> pathologist has a
> difficult time determining whether something was submitted in 
> formalin or
> saline.
> Thanks in advance,
> Michelle Skelton
> Alaska Native Medical Center

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