Ethidium bromide carcinogenicity?

Gordon Betts betts at
Fri Apr 14 08:19:34 EST 1995

sabol at (Steven L. Sabol) wrote:
> In Article <54473.ashendel at>, "Curt Ashendel"
> <ashendel at> wrote:
> >Our bottle says "Possible Mutagen". I do not think EtBr is a carcinogen. 
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The MSDS for EtBr is available at: gopher://
The Gopher for OSHA's alphabetical llisting of MSDS's is t: gopher://
OSHA's web links is at:
OSHA's home page is at:

Hard to believe but they list EtBr as only a moderate health hazard, just above NaCl. 

Gordon Betts
East Texas State University, Biology

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