Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 12:21:48 -0600
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From: "Long, Don" <don.long**At_Symbol_Here**WGINT.COM>
Subject: Re: Paraformaldehyde - carcinogen or not?
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No so much what I say - but here's what the Big 4 say on an MSDS-

Don A. Long
Southwest Research Institute Laboratory
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU]On Behalf Of Debbie M. Decker
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Paraformaldehyde - carcinogen or not?

This comes up every so often, with strong feelings on both sides, because paraformaldehyde evolves formaldehyde gas (slowly) in solution, under some circumstances.

What say you?

Debbie Decker

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