|Document ID (ISN)||101601|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0376-7639 - Médecine du travail & Ergonomie / Arbeidsgezondheitszorg & Ergonomie
|Convention or series no.
||Beyst H., de Pauw P., de Thibault de Boesinghe L., Min Jou W., Segers P.
||Implementing safety rules for working with ethidium bromide in laboratories
||Implementatie van veiligheidsvoorschriften bij het gebruik van ethidiumbromide in laboratoria [in Dutch]|
||2000, Vol.XXXVII, No.1, p.31-37. Illus. 4 ref.
||Ethidium bromide (EtBr) is a strong mutagenic agent, frequently used in molecular biology. A number of measurements and laboratory visits led to the conclusion that the complex ways in which this substance is handled poses various safety and health problems. To detect EtBr, the use of an UV hand lamp is necessary. Detection depends on a minimal concentration of EtBr (approximately 1µg/mL) and the nature of the materials contaminated by EtBr. Taking these measurements, experiences and interviews with laboratory personnel into account, various prevention measures are proposed, together with labelling and safety rules.
||mutagens; laboratories; safe working methods; laboratory work; ethidium bromide
||dangerous substances; DNA; detection by fluorescence; limitation of exposure; exposure evaluation; labelling
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)