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Re-using slide boxes

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OBarbara:
I have several wooden and plastic slide boxes that recently held slides in our -20 freezer. I've been told that I can re-use the plastic slide boxes as long as I soak/clean in a bleach solution, but I'm wondering: can I re-use the wooden slide boxes? If anyone has a good cleaning protocol for slide boxes (other than what I was told), I'd really appreciate it.

gula:
Why cleaning at all? Is there any evidence, that the container are contaminated with any tissue?

Why bleaching? Isn't a desinfectant sufficient?
gula

OBarbara:
The boxes don't look to have any tissue in/on them but there is a gummy residue is in the boxes, which is probably from the nail polish that was used to seal the slides. 

gula:
If there is no danger to contaminate the new slides with anything, I would just wipe it out with a desinfectant and get rid of dust and dirt.
gula

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