Ethidium bromide decontamination

Richard P. Grant r_grant at see.sig.for.address
Thu Mar 25 07:24:35 EST 1999

In article <36FA27FE.BFDE416A at keele.ac.uk>, Chris Bruce
<med12 at keele.ac.uk> wrote:

>The method used for disposal of EtBr in solution tend to be very messy,
>mixing with activated charcoal, and filtering. However, Merck sell a
>column for removal of EtBr from solution which are cheap and effective
>and are relatively hassle free.

I was told the other day that when our lab was set up the council told us
to tip EtBr (from gel tanks) down the sink because it was so labile it
wasn't worth worrying about. . .


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