Alternatives to Formalin/Formaldehyde?

John D. Valentich shark at sam.neosoft.com
Fri Mar 24 17:08:55 EST 1995


In article <3kt2uj$h69 at zephyr.grace.cri.nz>,
   Mark Weatherhead <weather at chch.niwa.cri.nz> wrote:
>Hi,
>   Recently several of my co-workers and I have become concerned
>over the large amounts of formalin preserved samples that we have
>to deal with in an average working week.  As most of you know,
>Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen/mutagen/teratogen and also causes
>lung and skin problems.  While we take precautions in the lab and
>handle the samples carefully, it would be preferrable to not have to
>use this substance at all.
>   

You might consider Histochoice produced by Amersco (sp?)



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