[Histonet] Formalin waste

Weems, Joyce JWEEMS <@t> sjha.org
Fri Feb 23 11:48:04 CST 2007

We pour off the larger specimens, but dump smaller containers, formalin and all into double red bags sprinkled with Neutralex. No problems so far. (That I know of!) j

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Hi All,

Just wondering how most labs deal with disposing of their tissue specimens that have been fixed in formalin.  We have to pour off
the formalin to separate the tissue so that it can be disposed of in red bag garbage.  This is such a time consuming and dirty job.
Adequate ventilation is also a problem.  Does anyone out there have a different method? 


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