Electrophoresis safety question
wgschech at med.uni-tuebingen.de
Mon Aug 3 17:09:41 EST 1998
Hi to all hazardeur!
You always were so lucky no to get enough current to be harmed. If
you place one finger in the agarose bath and the other hand in your
pocket, normally nothing is likely to happen.
Under adverse conditions (wet hands, leaky chamber, bad wire
isolation, the other hand not in the pocket but touching a grounded
piece of metal, having a bad power supply...) might lead to a deadly
electrical shock. Why playing around with open gel trays if working
safely really is so easy here?
Anyone here who yet touched mains with two wet hands? Do you fan
your hair while sitting in the bathtube or having a shower? There are
110 Volt only, too (in the US). You can imagine now what I'm talking
No! Not electricity:-)
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