Dana L Brewer brewerd <@t> nacmem.org
Thu Dec 3 16:27:09 CST 2009

We have also experienced an increase in formalin vapor levels since the installation of our Thermo Grossing Station.  It is self-contained and utilizes potassium permanganate filters for formalin neutralization.  Has anyone had any quality control issues with these filters?  Our last set blew potassium permanganate dust particles all over the lab and everything / everyone in it.

Dana Brewer

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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Kathy M. Gorham
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 11:36 AM
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Subject: [Histonet] FORMALDEHYDE

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
La Grande Oregon

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