EtBr safety procedures

R.G. Walters mbrgw at s-crim1.dl.ac.uk
Tue Jun 15 12:07:17 EST 1993


In article <C8o4oA.MxC at ncifcrf.gov> pnh at fcs260c2.ncifcrf.gov (Paul N Hengen) writes:
>>>How dangerous is it to have your light source briefly being exposed
>>>to the naked eyes of passersby?
> 
>The glance will probably not expose you any more than a full day at the
>beach with your eyes closed,

Not true. The levels of 254nm (the most damaging) UV at ground level (even
with ozone depletion) are virtually undetectable.  Transilluminators are
VERY strong sources, and even at a distance of several feet are not something
I would want to be in the way of, let alone be looking at.  


Robin Walters.                      Robert Hill Institute, Sheffield UK.

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