From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**KEENE.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Cleaning biological storage coolers?
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 15:31:30 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
Message-ID: 34839C9C-6E30-4522-8336-2E771FAF0D3F**At_Symbol_Here**

Our biology department is cleaning out biological samples that have accumulated over about 20 years. Over the years, various non-formaldehyde based preservatives have slopped out of the containers into the cooler where they were stored, leaving a gummy residue behind on the floor of the cooler. I wonder if anyone has a found an effective way of removing this coating from the interior of the cooler?

Thanks for any advice about this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Environmental Safety Manager
Keene State College
603 358-2859


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