ethidium bromide

Patricia Foster pfoster at
Thu Feb 10 13:41:14 EST 1994

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  What I considered the definitive answer
about disposal of ethidium bromide was the following 

>From: bhandary at (Uttam Rajbhandary)
>Newsgroups: bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts
>Subject: Re: Ethidium Bromide
>Date: 22 Jun 1993 15:52 EST
>Organization: MIT - Whitaker College
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>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).

Patricia L. Foster
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA USA
pfoster at

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