ethidium bromide disposal

ww40 William_D_WARREN at UMAIL.UMD.EDU
Thu Jun 16 14:54:55 EST 1994


>In article <002846m.17.2DFC7FDD at axe.acadiau.ca>, 002846m at axe.acadiau.ca
>(BRIAN PETER MERRY) wrote:
>> 
>> Does anyone know of an effective and safe way to dispose of ethidium
>>bromide?

I recently saw an ad for a special bag that (according to the ad) sucks out
the EtBr from a large(ish) volume of liquid in several hours/ overnight.
You then pour the liquid down the sink (they claimed something like 99.9%
decontamination) and throw the bag into the solid EtBr waste disposal for
incineration. I can't remember where I saw the ad (Biotechniques ??), and seem
to remember that they were rather expensive, but certainly more ecologically
sound than pouring it directly down the sink.



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William D. WARREN, PhD                    Email: ww40 at umail.umd.edu
Center for Agricultural Biotechnology     Phone: 1 (301) 405-7681
University of Maryland at College Park    FAX: 1 (301) 314-9075

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