[Histonet] Formalin and Operating Rooms

Mark Tarango marktarango <@t> gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 18:04:16 CDT 2012

Hi Debra,

Formaldehyde was listed as "known to be a human carcinogen" in the 12th
Report on Carcinogens (2011) put out by the Department of Health and Human
Services.  Here is a link

This is what is probably behind any recent changes to its use or

Johnson & Johnson just a few days ago announced that they're going to take
formaldehyde out of baby shampoo!  Yah!


On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 3:25 PM, Debra Siena <DSiena <@t> statlab.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I would like to ask if anyone has heard of any new regulations or laws
> that state that the Operating Room can't have formalin available in the
> room so that they can place formalin onto the sample right away?  I was
> wondering if anyone has heard of this, if you could tell me more about
> where it is coming from so that I can access a copy of it.  We have had
> some inquiries and I have not heard of this.  I appreciate any help that
> you can give and sorry, that I don't have more information.  Best wishes.
>   Debbie Siena, HT(ASCP)QIHC
> StatLab Medical Products
> Technical Support Manager
> 407 Interchange Street | McKinney, TX 75071
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