Dangers of ethidium bromide... - (Sep/05/2006 )
Are nitrile gloves more expensive than latex?
Not by much. +5% or so depending on where/what you buy.(XXL ones cost more.) I use nitrile for all lab work as I find them far more comfortable to wear. They seem to be slightly grippier than latex ones, too.
It is interesting that people find nitrile gloves more comfortable as I find the opposite.
EtBr is certainly overblown as a lab danger - I worry much more about my colleagues "talent" to leave phenol everywhere.
DNA sequencing protocols
I burnt my arm one day as someone split phenol on the bench without cleaning it.