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Social Media Sensationalism Can Frack Up the Truth

Social media chatter regarding a recent Environmental Science & Technology site publication caught my attention. The article covers fracking (a very, very bad word in today’s society), and how polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were high near gas production areas studied by this article. Since I am passionate...

Dioxins and Furans 101

Introduction to ‘Dioxins’

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) are considered some of the most toxic chemicals known to man.  We can argue about the apparent toxicity some other time, but personally, I think it might be a little over exaggerated.  Nowadays, it is very...

An 'Aha' moment during environmental forensics study

 

I was working through a report and presentation my company had made on environmental forensics fingerprinting of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from a spill event. I really was enjoying the project because all the data 'made sense'. Nothing makes you feel more confident about results from a big project when...

Sample Collection and Management for Environmental Forensic Investigations (Environmental Forensics for Persistent Organic Pollutants)

This chapter presents an overview of the protocols within which environmental forensics investigations must take place, the documentation required for a robust investigation and advances in the development of electronic data recording and management. Documentation of preparations, activities, and analysis is contained...

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