From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**KEENE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] [External] [DCHAS-L] Cleaning biological storage coolers?
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 16:11:15 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
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> It might be useful to know what the chemicals in the preservative were? What material is the cooler? Did they try anything yet?
Thanks for these questions. The samples are in Carosafe style preservatives used to store animal specimens of various kinds. The tech has had some luck with standard household cleaners, but the odor in the cooler is significant and adding more VOCs to the mix is a bit of a concern. We arenČ??t concerned about disinfecting the materials, as the preservatives fixed the samples.

- Ralph

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


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