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2016 Round Up

2016 has been an exciting year. Chemistry Matters tackled many new challenges: from hosting the plenary at the INEF conference in Sweden to handling investigations here at home.

Dr. Lisa Kates joins Chemistry Matters

Dr. Lisa Kates has joined the Chemistry Matters team. Lisa is an environmental chemist with a strong background in organic, analytical and forensic chemistry. She has participated in studies and investigations related to clandestine drug operations, human health and ecological risk assessments, forensic...

Understand the "Why" before Collecting a Sample

Just Grab a Sample? Wait! Not so fast!

Unfortunately, I hear the words "just grab a sample" too often in my line of work.

6 Ideas to Make a Flawless Transfer of Chain of Custody to the Lab

Imagine This...

You have just finished a very large field program.  You must have collected nearly 100 samples, all different matrices (water, soil, sediment, product samples), and multiple analyses are needed.  You have COCs (chain of custody forms) filled out for everything, and you are driving over to the...

The Highlights and Summary of Dioxin Conference 2016

This past week, I was able to attend the Dioxin conference in Florence, Italy.  The conference is 36 years old, and it was started for the topic of Dioxins. Over the years, the conference has expanded to cover many more contaminants, but today, it mostly covers everything on persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

5 Outlooks for Environmental Forensics – Conclusion: Solving the Issue of Data Handling

This is the conclusion of the blog series on 5 outlooks of Environmental Forensics.

5 Outlooks for Environmental Forensics - Part Five: Presenting Results with Powerful Visuals

This is part 5 of the blog series on the 5 outlooks of Environmental Forensics.

5 Outlooks for Environmental Forensics - Part Four: Communicate Science Clearly & With Certainty

This is part 4 of the blog series on the 5 outlooks of Environmental Forensics.

5 Outlooks for Environmental Forensics - Part Three: Fundamentals behind Graphs and Diagnostic Ratios

This is part 3 of the blog series on the 5 outlooks of Environmental Forensics.

5 Outlooks for Environmental Forensics - Part Two: Regulatory Compounds

This is part 2 of the blog series on the 5 outlooks of Environmental Forensics.

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