Ethidium bromide and clothes

Hopkins, Charlotte hopkinsc at
Wed Feb 7 14:46:04 EST 1996

Can anyone help me please.  I spilt 0.5x TBE buffer containing Ethidium 
Bromide (200mg in 2.5 litres) on myself the other day.   The jeans went into 
the wash for a couple of cycles as soon as they could.  Does anyone know if 
they will be alright to wear, or should I just throw them away?  My inital 
response was they should be OK as Ethidium binds to DNA not cotton.  What do 
you think?

Many thanks 

Charlotte Cameron
Hopkinsc at

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