Ethidium bromide carcinogenicity?

Gordon Betts betts at orion.etsu.edu
Fri Apr 14 08:19:34 EST 1995


sabol at codon.nih.gov (Steven L. Sabol) wrote:
>
> In Article <54473.ashendel at aclcb.purdue.edu>, "Curt Ashendel"
> <ashendel at aclcb.purdue.edu> 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://gopher.chem.utah.edu:70/00/MSDS/E/ETHIDIUM%20BROMIDE
The Gopher for OSHA's alphabetical llisting of MSDS's is t: gopher://atlas.chem.utah.edu:70/11/MSDS
OSHA's web links is at: 
http://www.osha.gov/safhlth.html
OSHA's home page is at:
http://www.osha.gov/

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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