I can almost garentee you they were not in household cups. if so the man was stupid.
most likly he had them in a type of plastic container that pathology uses. they look very simular to tupperware.
pathologist do keep these types of things for education and control tissues for future use if they see something unsual.
it said most of the names were not on there, so maybe saving grace for hippa violations. but formalin is found in many things you can buy so they will have ahard time going down the hazard road.
and I seen one article where they were saying oh, the patients families are going to be upset they were stored. well, they normally get tossed in the garbage. do people really think there is enough room to store every bodys loose parts....
I'll come to the mans defence, he was stupid for letting the storage unit go, but what he was doing is not out of practice.
I fear now this is going to cause hospitals a problem for storage now, because this is common pratice. gross to those who dont understand the feild, but not illegal when done properly.