why etbr is used in gel electrophoresis in spite of it being highly carcinogenic??

Ethidium bromide is the dye used for visualising the DNA. Since it can exchange the visible range of wave length with the invisible wave length of DNA so that it makes it visible under UV light. 

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 The real toxicity and hazard of EtBr seems still questionableEtBr is used since it stains the DNA strands and gives them a orange colour in presence of U-V light.
Other dyes such as Gelgreen and gelred are expensive.
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