[Histonet] Collodian bag for cell blocks

Rene J Buesa rjbuesa at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 4 15:49:09 CST 2016

Do you mean "collodion"? If so it is nitrocellulose, HIGHLY flammable and even explosive. Has a characteristic "pungent" odor.Highly unsafe and it is beyond me why would you use this product. The odor can "adhere" to clothing.You may have a ventilation system that "passes inspection" but if your techs can smell it, it is there and it should not be.Have you consulted the MSDS for this chemical?I would not use it, no matter how great it works.René 

    On Monday, January 4, 2016 4:07 PM, "Baldwin, Kathy via Histonet" <histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu> wrote:

 Hi All
Was wondering if anyone is using the Collodian bag for cell blocks.  We just got it and have been using it 'works great' but all the techs are complaining of the smell.. Our ventilation has been looked at and has passed however the smell still lingers in the room.  Any suggestions??

S. Kathy Baldwin
Histology/Cytology Supervisor
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center
800 West 9th St.
Jasper, Indiana  47546
Office 812-996-0210
Fax 812-996-0232
Cell 812-887-3357

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