genpt at strix.udac.uu.se
Wed Jun 7 02:49:16 EST 1995
Thanks for your answer. We are already using ready made stocks of acryl/bis
acrylamide and we know how we should handle acrylamide in a "safe" way. Though
one should know that polymerized acrylamide is NOT 100% polymerized but
contains monomers and should be treated thereafter. We have also aquired some
new information from our acrylamide supplier that tells us that polymerized
acrylamide, when heated, gives off bad fumes. As you surely know acrylamide
accumulates in your body so even a low every day exposere might be harmful.
Actually since I have started to check on this I have realized that almost
no lab or person really know anything about the deleterious effects of acryl
amide, even if it is polymerized. I think one of the dangers with acrylamide is
the fact that it has been in use for so long in so many labs. Routine and the
fact that "everyone" is using it makes it less dangerous in many peoples eyes.
What do you think of this? Am I overreacting or...?
Peter.Thoren at genetik.uu.se
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