ethidium bromide contamination on clothes

Aawara Chowdhury aawara at
Sat Feb 18 00:19:37 EST 2006

In <dt68un$6qn$1 at>,
 DK <dk at> wrote:

> No need to be that paranoid. EthBr is very soluble and was washed 
> away in your washer just fine. Besides, the amounts you are talking 
> about are incredibly negligible to begin with. 
> And that is not to mention that EthBr is not particularly mutagenic and
> it's carcinogenicity is entirely putative. A single smoked sigarette 
> contains 100X more mutagenes than the amount of EthBr you are 
> talking about. 

Does ethidium bromide even cross the plasma membrane of intact cells?

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