3.3.5. User safety

The use of radioactive compounds (([10-3H(N)] Juvenile hormone III ) requires authorization for individual user and laboratory according to national regulations and guidelines. Working with gloves is required to avoid direct contact with skin, but no further protection from radiation is necessary due to the low energy of tritiated compounds. Disposable material (glass) used during handling of radioactive compounds and liquid residues, as well as scintillation cocktail containing radioactivity must all be properly disposed (follow national guidelines). Toluene and ethyl acetate are flammable solvents. UV-light (254 nm) causes DNA damage and is especially harmful to the eyes; use protective glasses or a UV shield.