With regards to the Levi's...no question...THROW THEM AWAY in an EtBr approved
waste container. It's not worth the risk to try and wash them. No only do you run
the risk of exposure to a carcinogen from impropper washing but you might contaminate
your washing machine and all your clothes (or someone else's clothes if you use a
In article <199512132256.QAA13146 at visar.wustl.edu>, nikolaic at VISAR.WUSTL.EDU (Nikolai Chitaev) says:
>>> From: jpcd0 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk (John Dixon)
>> Subject: Whoops, EthBr all over the shop...
>> Date: 13 Dec 1995 20:17:26 GMT
>> 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!
>>>John, 2d edition of Maniatis covers this subject very carefuly.
>Look for it in 3d volume, section E8.