[Histonet] Formalin question

Bob Richmond rsrichmond at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 12:17:56 CST 2021

> Anne Murvosh HT at Advanced Dermatology asks: >>I was wondering if 10%
> formalin needed to be kept in a flammable cabinet. We never have before,
> but I wondered if we were doing it wrong or if regulations have changed.<<
> Formalin and neutral buffered formalin (3.7% formaldehyde in water) isn't
flammable, and doesn't need to be kept in a flammables cabinet.

Formalin may be kept in a flammables cabinet for convenience if you wish.
(There are items that must not be kept in a flammables cabinet, such as
strong oxidants like nitric acid.)

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Maryville TN

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