[Histonet] Re: Formaldehyde - Carcinogen?
Marshall Terry Dr,
Terry.Marshall <@t> rothgen.nhs.uk
Fri Sep 21 10:45:36 CDT 2007
"To date there has been no information published to suggest that
pathologists' causes of death are different from those of other American
Over here (UK) pathologists have the second highest suicide rate.
This suggests that they haven't had time to get the long term effects of
Terry - equally pickled.
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Sent: 21 September 2007 04:16
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Subject: [Histonet] Re: Formaldehyde - Carcinogen?
Beth A. Fye at HCA Richmond [Virginia?] Hospital Laboratories asks:
>>In 2006, the IARC [International Agency for Research on Cancer]
changed formaldehyde from a Group 2a - Probable Carcinogen to a Group I
Carcinogenic to Humans. Has this changed... any procedures within
[your] Histology Laboratory?<<
I never heard of them, but I don't think the IARC is a regulatory agency
- rather they're a subsidiary of the WHO (World Health
Organization) based in France.
Pathologists (at least this pathologist) have a very high lifetime
exposure to formaldehyde. The AMA (American Medical Association) tracks
the causes of death of American physicians very carefully. To date there
has been no information published to suggest that pathologists' causes
of death are different from those of other American physicians.
I'm sure that the herrn inschpektors will soon be belaboring us with
this IARC report, but I don't think there's any new evidence - or if
there is, I wish the IARC or somebody would publish it.
well pickled samurai pathologist
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