Kim Anderson

Science & Technology
8:33 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

OSU Develops Wristband That Detects Pollutants

OSU developed silicone wristbands that can detect an individual's exposure to environmental toxins.
Credit Steve O'Connell

Everyday people are exposed to chemicals and pollutants. Researchers at Oregon State University in Corvallis have developed a silicone wristband that can detect these compounds. The new accessory can help scientists understand the link between exposure to toxins and disease. The wristband looks similar to the ubiquitous colorful rubber wristbands that often promote causes or charities, such as breast cancer. Kim Anderson is a professor in the OSU Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology.

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