[Histonet] fume exposure

zodiac29 <@t> comcast.net zodiac29 <@t> comcast.net
Sat Feb 14 05:46:16 CST 2009

To All, 

I work in a lab where I stain and coverslip everything by hand. I coverslip under a fume hood so there isn't much of an issue there. The main issue is my exposue to fumes while staining. I do not stain under a fume hood. My exposure times to these c hemicals is increasing becuase our volume is steadly increasing as well. I can no longer tolerate these fumes and am expirenc ing difficulty breathing and frequent headaches.What are labs that stain there slides  by hand doing (types of masks, hoods) to minimize their exposure. If you can recommed any specifics I would appreciate it. 

Thank you in advance 


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