Silicone Wristband Personal Monitoring Device

If silicone can be used as a passive sampler in aqueous deployments, could it be used to sample the atmosphere?

Air quality near Natural Gas Extraction Sites

Bioaccessibility of Metals

Method development and testing for bioaccessibility of metals

Bisphenol A (BPA)

Continuing Questions of Health Effects, Under Recognized Sources, Analytical Method


Bio Response Indicator Devices Gauging Environmental Stressors

Citizen Science

Researchers at Oregon State University are recruiting citizen scientists to join a network enabling air and water exposure monitoring in their communities.  This site will allow scientists to develop a profile, perform online training, request a sampling site, and join in on local events. This site will also manage equipment loans, sample submission, and allow you to view your data.  For more information, please visit the Citizen Science website.  If you are interested becoming a citizen scientist, please sign up for updates and we will send you a newsletter when we open up registration for online training.

Defining Equine Exposures in PA and NY Using Passive Samplers

In recent years a high prevalence of neonatal foals born with neurological deficits (altered mentation and dysphagia) was observed at a horse farm located in Pennsylvania (PA).  The farm proprietor also owned another  farm in New York (NY) where mares and foals did not exhibit any unusual health outcomes. Both farms used identical animal husbandry practices and shared feed sources.  Over the last 5 years the frequency of dysphagia in foals at the PA facility has increased from 25 to 92%.  To evaluate potential farm-specific chemical impacts, passive sampling devices (PSDs) were deployed on brood mares at both farms continually over a two-year period. PSDs were also deployed in the ambient air and in well water at each farm. Collaborators from the Cornell Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Science also took biological samples from mares and foals (urine and blood) when appropriate.

Environmental Disaster Response

Environmental Preparedness & Resilience Empowering People is a citizen science project which provides resources based on a low cost passive sampling platform. These samplers can be used to evaluate air quality and your personal environmental exposures. By leveraging resources developed for our Citizen Science project, we are recruiting and training citizen scientist to use our passive sampling platform to produce useful data prior to and post environmental disaster.  Please visit to learn more and sign up.

Exploratory Planning for a Proposed GEOHealth Hub in the Alto Mayo Region of Peru

Collecting clinically significant environmental and occupational exposures with PSDs.
Collaborators Paula E. North and Ronald Hines, Medical College of Wisconsin.

Feline Hyperthyroidism

Between 1980 and today, the number of geriatric cats (10+ years) diagnosed with feline hyperthyroidism has risen from 1 in 300 to 1 in 10. There is some evidence that exposure to flame retardants may contribute to the development of feline hyperthyroidism. Beginning summer 2017, FSES partnered with the OSU Veterinary School, Columbia University, and the Animal Endocrine Clinic to compare levels of flame retardants found in homes of hyperthyroid and non-hyperthyroid cats.

Flame Retardants

Flame retardants (PBDEs, etc) environmental fate and toxicity.


Chemical fingerprinting to determine food origin

Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Sampling of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in air and water in the Gulf of Mexico related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Hurricane Harvey and hazardous exposures

Only days after Harvey, OSU SRP researchers partnered with Texas A&M, UTHealth School of Public Health, and Baylor College of Medicine. The goal of the partnership is to place personal samplers on individuals living in and near hurricane-damaged areas. The passive sampling wristband is the perfect tool.  It doesn’t need batteries or the internet. Additionally, the wristband can detect over 1,500 different chemicals.

LDPE Passive Sampling Devices

Bioavailable organic contaminants using lipid free low density polyethylene passive sampling devices.

Portland Harbor

Source and Seasonal Influence on and Source Profiling of Bioavailable Organic Contaminants using Passive Sampling Devices

Shikimic Acid Optimiziation

Bio-enhanced Synthesis of Shikimic Acid

Silicone Passive Sampling Devices

Bioavailable organic contaminants using silicone passive sampling devices in air and water.


Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: New Technologies and Emerging Health Risks

The Oregon State University Superfund Research Center was established in 2008.  The FSES laboratory houses the Analytical Chemistry Core and many SRP trainees working on research project 4 titled, "Bridging Superfund Site Based Bioavailable Extracts with Biology."  The Superfund Research Program is federally funded and administered by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS grant #P42 ES016465), an institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Sweet Onion Test Kit

Colorimetric Sweet Onion Test Kit for the determination of pyruvic acid as an indicator of pungency in onions.

The FSES Sweet Onion Test Kit and refill kits can be purchased by contacting Contact us for details.

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

Passive Sampling Devices Enables Training Opportunities and Characterization of Bioavailable Pesticides Mixtures in Agricultural Systems along the Niger and Senegal Rivers of Africa