ethidium bromide disposal

TOM BICKLE bickle at
Fri Jun 17 09:11:28 EST 1994

In article <GBAA02-160694173333 at>, GBAA02 at (Julian Dow) writes:
> In article <002846m.17.2DFC7FDD at>, 002846m at
>> Does anyone know of an effective and safe way to dispose of ethidium bromide?
> Down the drain with plenty of water. It's used commercially as a sheep dip
> in enormous quantities, and our safety people said the load on the City's
> drains from a few tens of micrograms of ethidium was not considered
> serious.
> ==============================================================
> Julian Dow, Department of Cell Biology, University of Glasgow, 
> Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
> +44 (0)41 330 4616 Phone               +44 (0)41 330 4501 FAX

At last some sense about EB. I did not know about the sheep dip, but
EB is used by vets in Africa to treat nagana in cattle: injected, grams 
per beast.
Tom Bickle
Microbiology Dept, Biozentrum, Basel University
Klingelbergstrasse 70, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
+ 41 61 267 21 20       bickle at

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