“Oh crap.” Dr. Ming looked down at his gloved hand. He saw a small slice in his left glove. He looked closer and saw a trickle of blood. He looked even closer and saw a small cut. Dr. Ming was a seasoned scientist working at a medical device company. He was conducting research involving human fecal occult blood. On this day, he was working in the tissue culture room.
Formaldehyde is very commonly used in research labs in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries often to fix tissues and cells. It’s typically used as an aqueous solution known as formalin, which contains 37% formaldehyde.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), an annual event sponsored by the CDC to highlight the importance of immunizations. Although there has been a lot of focus on COVID-19 vaccinations this year, it’s important to also stay current with other vaccination programs applicable to your organization.