wow! thats scary. can we leave the stabilizer off at the end of processing or use some other form of stabilizer? I understand some other kits like Arista's E-6 kit doesn't even use a stabilizer. Any thoughts?
Sure you can, if you don't want your slides to be stable.
WTH? If you're scared of working with something because it contains formalin, I'd suggest staying out of the darkroom entirely. It's just not that dangerous.