From: Bruce Van Scoy <bvanscoy**At_Symbol_Here**TWC.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Gross anatomy labs
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:47:39 -0400
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Consider all possible embalming fluids being used as well. 10% Neutral buffered formalin (actually ~4% formaldehyde) readily decomposes or breaks down. While working at a previous large contract research organization, I coordinated with the WWTP to sample when we slug discharged 10% NBF. I listed 10% NBF as a routinely discharged chemical to the WWTP, but none was ever detected at >1 ppm before it left our property.



From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of russellnvernon
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Gross anatomy labs


Most (all) embalming fluids contain hazardous liquids.  It depends on you state's regulations and the amount of dilution that occurs in the washing down process.  Years ago UC Irvine had a fish toxicity test on their waste that showed it to pass... 


You either assume it is hazardous, or prove its not





Russell Vernon,  Ph.D.



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From: "Battles, Paul" <pmb024**At_Symbol_Here**SHSU.EDU>

Date: 9/12/18 6:50 AM (GMT-08:00)


Subject: [DCHAS-L] Gross anatomy labs


Good morning,


In the development of our new College of Osteopathic Medicine a question came up about their Gross Anatomy lab. After they are finished with the dissections of the cadavers and are cleaning off the tables what are the regulations for those fluids? Is everything collected as biohazardous/pathological waste?




Paul Battles

Chemical & Laboratory Safety Coordinator

Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management

Risk Management Webpage

Sam Houston State University

1831 University Ave  =E2"=82 Suite 304

Huntsville, TX. 77340




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