Handling formalin in dialysis units

J. Osterloh, George Kaysen, C. E. Becker

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The dangers of formaldehyde exposure in the dialysis setting may be multiple, and questions regarding carcinogenic risks have not been completely evaluated. Dialysis personnel should avoid exposure to formaldehyde by using ventilatory hoods and light protective gloves during dilution and handling. An expedient and safe method for cleaning up a spill is advised.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-361
Number of pages9
JournalDialysis and Transplantation
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation


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