ethidium bromide contamination on clothes

Michael Sullivan mlsulliv at
Tue Feb 21 09:48:19 EST 2006

I don't think you need to worry. You probably couldn't have had more  
than 10 micrograms of EtBr on your jeans. Then you  made 2 serial  
dilutions of that in 40 or so liters of water (wash and rinse cycle),  
and I'd say you probably don't need to worry about having  
contaminated anything.

Mike Sullivan

On Feb 20, 2006, at 6:29 PM, el wrote:

> so basically you are saying I have contaminated all my clothes,  
> washing
> machine and probably my apartment?
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