Suitable for use in staining of DNA after electrophoresis. Also used as counterstain for cell nuclei in histological and cytological analysis.Caution: Ethidium bromide is a powerful mutagen and moderately toxic. Gloves should be worn when working with solutions that contain this dye. For decontamination of dilute ethidium bromide containing solutions follow the method from Lunn and Samsone (1). The adsorbent SERDOLIT™ PAD-I for this procedure is available under cat. no. 42442.