Decontamination Etbr

Fabio fabiodb at
Sat Mar 27 04:38:03 EST 2004

Il Sun, 07 Mar 2004 18:15:42 +0000, Wolfgang Schechinger ha scritto:

> Fabio, 
> on places where you work with EtBr, you may put some specially coated paper
> on the bench to prevent spills from soaking themlves onto the bench
> surface. Just change that paper from time to time. When you have spills on
> the bench, in the sink etc., try to wipe them with some ethanol. You'll get
> at leat most os it on the paper towel, as easily may judge by the color. 
> But, don't be too overconcerned about EtBr, just because it positive in the
> ames test. Caffeine is, too. There a lots of chemicals with higher toxicity
> in the lab. (Who ever panicked from modified nucleotides?). Don't breath
> the dust and the vapors of boiling gels. 
> Wo
Thank you very much.


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