Vijay Sarthy (vjsarthy at merle.acns.nwu.edu.) wrote:
: In article <jpcd0-1312952018050001 at macr1-3.welc.cam.ac.uk>,
:jpcd0 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk (John Dixon) wrote:
: > Has anyone out there got any suggestions of how to remove large amounts
: > (50mls or so!)
: Contact you institution's hazardous materials office immediately! Then
: tease your lab mate briefly and get him some pants. Finally, transfer your
: EtBr to 1 ml aloquots (or less) for general lab use. Questions regarding
: your Levis (which I hear are quite pricey over there) might be directed to
: a laundry.
Alcohol should help get it off the floor. Turn out the room lights and
use a UV lamp to see the spilled ethidium better. As I understand it,
however, alcohol is NOT recommended for removing EtBr from skin, on the
theory that it may just carry the stuff deeper. I would be interested
to know what your HazMat folks tell you.
I think I'd toss the pants.
Robert M. Horton (PhD!) *CAUTION: .sig under construction*
U of M Dermatology Dept.
Box 98 UMHC, 4-154 PWB (612)625-8941 http://18.104.22.168
Minneapolis, MN 55455 horton at biosci.cbs.umn.edu Disclaimer:"Bob who?"