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Unformatted text preview: wiping with a paper towel is generally not sufficient. 7. On the Olympus microscopes, NEVER look in the eyepieces while the fluorescence is on. This light is unfiltered and could damage your eyes. Use the camera view only. Waste disposal Safety extends to the environment as well, and we must be mindful of what we throw away or pour down the drain. Sharps (needles, razors) and glass waste must be thrown away in a red sharps container, regardless of what it came in contact with. Pipette tips, tubes, and other plasticware that have been exposed to living organisms (bacterial cultures, yeast cultures, etc) must be disposed of in biowaste containers. Cultures of any type cannot be poured down the drain without being sterilized (usually with bleach) first. Ethidium bromide waste is always disposed of separately. When in doubt, ask a TA!...
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