Ethidium bromide decontamination

Erich lederer at pk-i.med.uni-muenchen.de
Fri Mar 12 12:08:11 EST 1999

How do do decontaminate ethidium bromide bound in gels ?

I use do document my PCR  results by staining the agarose gels in an
Etbr-bath.I decontaminate the staining solution by filtering it through
carcoal and dispose the carcoal in a hazardous waste - bag which then goes
thermal incineration (<262 °C). 
But how do do treat your gels, gloves and cleaning tissues which may
contain traces of Etbr ?
Any suggestions appreciated - thanks

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