detection of trace amount of ethidium bromide
Posted 24 September 2003 - 10:32 AM
How can I detect trace amount of EB? I want to determine if there is contamination of my work area by EB and tried using a hand held UV light which is not sensitive enough. Any hints?
Posted 02 October 2003 - 11:38 PM
Spills of ethidium bromide solutions should be absorbed and decontaminated with soap and water. Avoid raising dust when cleaning up solid spills by mixing with water and then absorbing the solution. All spill cleanup materials and absorbents should be bagged or placed in a sealed container with a hazardous waste label.
Ethidium bromide is a strong mutagen and a possible carcinogen or teratogen. Please do not forget this!
Posted 03 October 2003 - 08:11 AM