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Personal Protective Equipment

When using formaldehyde in any concentration, with the exception of placing specimens in single vials, you must wear:

  • Protective clothing with material that is impervious to formaldehyde
  • A face shield-- If there is a danger of formaldehyde reaching the area of the eyes, chemical safety goggles must also be worn
  • Gloves
If there is a risk of formaldehyde reaching the eyes, chemical safety goggles should be worn with a face shield.