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PFAS – News and Features

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News

Nanoplastics and “Forever Chemicals” Disrupt Molecular Structures, Functionality

A new study has made significant inroads into understanding how nanoplastics and PFAS disrupt the structure and function of biomolecules.
A landfill site in Florida.
News

Some Landfill “Burps” Contain Airborne PFAS, Study Finds

Many municipal landfills “burp” gas from decomposing organic matter rather than letting it build up. And burps from buried waste containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) can release these “forever chemicals” into the air.
Foam on top of brown leaves.
News

“Forever Chemicals” Can Penetrate Human Skin

New research proves for the first time that a wide range of PFAS (perfluoroalkyl substances) – chemicals which do not break down in nature – can permeate the skin barrier and reach the body’s bloodstream.
John Lesica, president, chromatography and mass spectrometry at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Industry Insight

Optimizing Analytical Tools To Accelerate Translational Research

John Lesica, president of chromatography and mass spectrometry at Thermo Fisher Scientific, joined Technology Networks for an interview at this year's American Society for Mass Spectrometry event.
Jose Castro-Perez and Chris Lock.
Industry Insight

Driving Sensitivity and Resilience in Mass Spectrometry at ASMS 2024

Technology Networks joined SCIEX for a discussion about the company’s latest product launches at this year’s ASMS conference.
Close up of a researcher wearing blue gloves collecting a soil sample.
Article

Digging Deep: Emerging Contaminants in Soil

Soil could be our planet's unsung hero, quietly working behind the scenes to keep everything in balance. This article will discuss some of the worrying emerging contaminants detected in soil and how scientists are rising to the analytical challenge.
A plastic model of a human heart on a silver stand.
News

PFAS Linked to an Increased Risk of Heart Diseases in Postmenopausal Women

New research has linked multiple types of PFAS with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases in postmenopausal women, revealing how PFAS interact with pro-inflammatory pathways.
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Industry Insight

Unraveling the Impact of PFAS

At analytica 2024, Technology Networks spoke with Dr. Susanne Soelter, field application specialist at Agilent, to learn more about the impact of PFAS and the challenges that come with PFAS testing.
The entrance to Bruker’s new production facility in Bremen, Germany.
Industry Insight

Bruker Unveils New, Sustainable Manufacturing Facility in Bremen

Bruker Corporation officially opened its new production facility in Bremen – one of Germany’s major science hubs – last week. Technology Networks visited the facility to learn about its low carbon footprint and how it will support Bruker's commitment to innovation and collaboration.
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News

Turning Waste Beer Yeast Into Water Filters

Engineered yeast-containing hydrogel capsules could be used to remove lead from contaminated water rapidly and inexpensively. The work could be especially useful in low-income areas with high lead contamination.
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