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Screening Strategies for Toxicants in Industrial Wastewater

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With an increasing amount of industrial wastewater being discharged, methods to identify toxicants are urgently needed for source control and quality management. We spoke to authors of a recent article that examined the success of an extended suspect screening strategy to identify characteristic toxicants in the discharge of a chemical industrial park.

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A Hidden Hazard in Our Drinking Water

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So-called “legacy” PFAS are potentially harmful to health and consequently analysts have been looking to detect them in consumer products such as drinking water. We spoke to Dr Katherine C. Hyland from SCIEX, about sources of PFAS that are contaminating our water system, the hazards posed to consumers and the outlook for detection and prevention strategies.

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Degassing Technology That Could Improve HPLC and Laboratory Efficiency

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In the world of analytical chemistry, liquid chromatography has become indispensable in the analyst’s toolbox. Decades of research and refinement have brought many advances, which begs the question, where else can improvements be made?

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Cubis® II Modular Precision-, Analytical- and Microbalances

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For scientists in R&D and analytical laboratories needing the most reliable lab weighing results, the Cubis® II from Sartorius is a completely configurable, high performance portfolio of balance hardware and software that will align with your unique demands and compliance requirements to maximize operational efficiency and experimental outcomes.

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Alpine Glacier Reveals 12th Century Lead Pollution as Bad as Industrial Revolution

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Air pollution from lead mines in C12th Britain was as bad as it was during the Industrial Revolution and exactly maps the comings and goings of England’s Kings, a new world-first study has shown.

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Bad Smells in Recycled Plastics Reduced by Separating Waste
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If plastic recyclates from packaging waste are to be used to manufacture new products, they must meet high sensor requirements. However, plastic recyclates often have odors, some of which have so far not been identified.

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Early Introduction of Solid Food May Affect Future Health
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Infants who were started on solid foods at or before three months of age showed changes in the levels of gut bacteria and bacterial byproducts measured in their stool samples. These changes may be linked to a predisposition to being overweight.

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Chemists Plan For Life on Mars
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Researchers have been developing a hybrid system combining bacteria and nanowires that can capture the energy of sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water into building blocks for organic molecules.

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The Coronavirus Outbreak

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On December 31, 2019, the first cases of a novel coronavirus were identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Here, we curate a collection of news and content related to the outbreak.

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How Are Scientists Tackling Difficult Drinking Water Contaminants?
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For some drinking water contaminants, ordinary treatments are not enough. In this article, we explore how researchers are applying advances throughout the scientific field to tackle some of the most complex challenges in managing drinking water contamination.

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How Smart Cities Can Defend Against Pandemics
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As an estimated 68% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050, urban planning against pandemics will become even more essential in years to come. Here are some ways smart cities can defend against pandemics in the future.

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The Rationale Behind Social Distancing and Hand Washing
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In the time of COVID-19, the Internet is aflush with expert advice about social distancing. At the same time, raw emotion has driven many to massive trips to the grocery store. In addition to toilet paper, alcohol-based hand sanitizer is the favorite on everybody’s panic-shopping list. The sale of hand sanitizers has gone up almost 500%, in contrast to soap, which has gone up a paltry 70%. So why do experts advise social distancing, and are hand sanitizers the answer to all our problems?

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