Ethidium Bromide

Uttam Rajbhandary bhandary at wccf.mit.edu
Tue Jun 22 15:52:00 EST 1993


In article <C8MK2x.B70 at ccu.umanitoba.ca>, browns at ccu.umanitoba.ca (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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