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    Quote Originally Posted by at1077 View Post
    Hi. So, I was just wondering, how are the cadavers in the anatomy lab preserved? Do they use formaldehyde? If so, isn't that one of the most known carcinogenic chemicals. I believe they have correlated it to some leukemias and brain cancers? And it's use has been stopped in some household products, plywood, etc.
    Anyway, please tell me that the school uses some other method and that I didn't breathe that in, directly for an entire semester.. thanks for the feedback and good luck to those currently in anatomy.
    They do not use formaldehyde. You were in there for an entire semester and you're just now concerned?
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    lol, no i remember asking about it back then and everyone blew off my question and i just randomly thought about it again. thanks for clarifying haha. that explains why our heart was hardly a heart by the time we got to it.

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    I was under the impression that they used formalin, which is just formaldehyde in aqueous solution. I'm not 100% sure though.

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    The cadavers they used while I was on the island were originally embalmed in formalin, but preserved in a phenol solution.
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