Cliff Berger cliffberger <@t> mac.com
Thu Dec 3 11:59:26 CST 2009

Formaldehyde fumes require filters which have been treated with Potassium
Permanganate.  Normal activated charcoal filter will not trap formaldehyde

Best regards!

Cliff Berger
Decal Chemical Corp
1-800-428-5856  - Office
914-588-5019 - Cell

On 12/3/09 12:35 PM, "Kathy M. Gorham" <KMB01 <@t> grh.org> wrote:

> Good Morning Histo Land, I was just informed that on my last test sample
> for formaldehyde vapors was very high.  Right now I have to wear a
> respirator while grossing and assisting grossing.  We are looking at why
> the Mopec grossing station is not working in fact we have not had really
> good results since we put it in.  I'm wondering if anyone else is having
> the same problem or know of a better solution.  Our grossing station is
> the one that is self contained with filters. Also is anyone using with
> good result a formalin substitute? If so which one?
> Thanks and Have a great day,
> Kathy Gorham, H.T.
> Grande Ronde Hospital
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