Bioactive Contaminants Leach from Disposable Laboratory Plasticware

@article{McDonald2008BioactiveCL,
  title={Bioactive Contaminants Leach from Disposable Laboratory Plasticware},
  author={G. Reid McDonald and Alan L. Hudson and Susan M. J. Dunn and Haitao You and Glen B. Baker and Randy M. Whittal and Jonathan W. Martin and Amitabh Jha and Dale E. Edmondson and Andrew Holt},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={322},
  pages={917 - 917}
}
Disposable plasticware such as test tubes, pipette tips, and multiwell assay or culture plates are used routinely in most biological research laboratories. Manufacturing of plastics requires the inclusion of numerous chemicals to enhance stability, durability, and performance. Some lubricating (slip) agents, exemplified by oleamide, also occur endogenously in humans and are biologically active, and cationic biocides are included to prevent bacterial colonization of the plastic surface. We… 
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