A special lot of DEPC

chmc chmc at chmc.org
Tue Apr 4 11:00:01 EST 2000

"R. John Lye" wrote:

> Jan-Henner Wurmbach wrote:
> > I never had the feeling that DEPC is one of the greter hazards in a Lab.
> > Polyacrylamide, Ethidium bromide, PMSF or Phenol seemed to be far greater
> > threats to our health.
> Uhhhh, just to nitpick a bit:  Polyacrylamide is no threat at all, in
> fact
> it is used as a thickener in some hand creams.  It is the unpolymerized
> acrylamide that is hazardous.
> --
> John Lye
> rjl6n at Virginia.edu

And isn't phenol the active ingredient in throat spray?

Adam Griffith

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