Rules for use of chemicals at the laboratory

According to our environmental policy, we aim to reduce the use of chemicals as much as possible. The guidelines for each substance must be carefully followed at all times. In course activities, course leaders are responsible for use of chemicals.

Let us know in advance if you need to work with chemicals during your stay!

Bring the substance information and a valid risk analysis for your planned work. Upon arrival we will give you up-to-date information about chemical use in the laboratories, and security at the station. Ecotoxicological experiments can be conducted in the climate room at the micro lab. All left overs and waste has to be transported from the island when you leave.


Formaldehyde can only be used in a special fume hood in the chemistry lab. Microscopy of formalin fixed samples may only be done in the microscope room under the blowing fan. There is a formaldehyde storing room in the barn.

Radioactive isotopes

The Askö laboratory personnel has permission to handle radioactive substances. Such experiments may only be conducted in one of the labs, contact the staff while planning such work!

Bring excess material to the mainland

It is important that you take home and dispose of any waste when you have completed an experiment or sampling. More information can be found in our safety regulations, ask the staff!