Ethidium Bromide

Uttam Rajbhandary bhandary at
Tue Jun 22 15:52:00 EST 1993

In article <C8MK2x.B70 at>, browns at (Stuart Brown) writes...
>I once had a protocol for the "safe destruction" of EtBr.  It invlved
>acidification and then neutralization with baking soda.  Anyone out there
>know this one (I'd like to get the ref. as we also have lots of jugs of
>EtBr waiting for me to get around to getting rid of it.) 

We routinely use chlorox.  Our biosafety committee did an Ames test on the 
resulting solution and found it not to be mutagenic (there was some concern 
about this point; hence, they did the test themselves).

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