FORMALIN EXPOSURE: A Review of Known Health Hazards and the Role of Innovation in Improving Safety
In studies stretching back several decades, exposure to formaldehyde, the main ingredient in formalin, has been linked to respiratory tract and skin irritation after immediate exposure. Long-term formaldehyde exposure has also been shown to increase the risk for developing nasopharyngeal cancer, sinonasal cancer, and myeloid leukemia. Read Merit’s recently published white paper regarding the risk of formaldehyde exposure and the innovations helping to reduce that risk.
Achieve Safety Through The
Complete Elimination Of Formaldehyde Exposure
Achieve Safety Through
The Complete Elimination
Of Formaldehyde Exposure
- Stops exposure to formalin
- Saves time & increases efficiency
- Prevents loss of accreditation
- Maintains sample integrity
Formalin is a Serious Risk
A known health risk, formaldehyde is marked as carcinogenic 1B and mutagenic 2 like asbestos and arsenic. Exposure to formaldehyde in either liquid or vapor form can lead to irritation of the eyes and throat, tears, coughing, sneezing and dryness of the nose and oral mucous membranes.
Your Safety, First
In the process of placing biopsy tissue in a vial, physicians or nurses come in contact with the formaldehyde solution, formalin.
- Removes the risk of spills
- Maintains ideal concentration
- Improves speed of process
- Eliminates any exposure to the toxic carcinogen formalin vital to preserving these biopsies.
The Secret Is In The Lid
BiopSafe® comes with easy-to-use vials that contain formalin in a safety capsule inside the lid, which isn’t dispersed until the tissue is sealed inside.
All operations take place within the container, ensuring that no formaldehyde is released and the safety of practitioners is guaranteed.