Whoops, EthBr all over the shop...

Paul N Hengen pnh at kaylor.ncifcrf.gov
Wed Dec 13 18:16:37 EST 1995


John Dixon (jpcd0 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk) wrote:

: Has anyone out there got any suggestions of how to remove large amounts
: (50mls or so!) of ethidium bromide 10mgs/ml from vinyl type lab floor, now
: thoroughly stained, and much more importantly can anyone recommend how to
: wash 10mls or so out of a much loved pair of Levi's 501s? Maniatis has
: nothing in the index about decontaminating denim!

How about spreading a slurry of activated charcoal on the spill and mopping
up the last little bit with isopropanol? As far as the jeans go, maybe you
could soak them in a lot of water with activated charcoal, and then run them
through a washing machine with plenty of detergent and some bleach?

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