From: "Nail, John" <jnail**At_Symbol_Here**OKCU.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Cadaver Discussion
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:02:48 +0000
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Message-ID: D0239717.493D%jnail**At_Symbol_Here**

Many thanks for the information regarding cadaver labs.

A bit of context: The issue appears to be the idea of converting a classroom into a cadaver lab without exhausting the air from the room directly to the outside of the building.

Part of the on campus dialogue was the claim that the cadavers would not contain formaldehyde. The person making this claim produced a SDS that shows that the embalming fluid contains '1 to 100 % methanol, 1 to 100% phenol, and greater than 1 % formaldehyde'.

John Nail
Professor of Chemistry
Oklahoma City University

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