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June 30, 2015
Oregon's US Senator Jeff Merkley discussed a study monitoring daily exposure to chemicals. The study used silicone wristband passive samplers, technology developed in the Food Safety and Environmental Stewardship Program here at Oregon State University.
Merkley: “And that’s why it’s so exciting to have this research with the silicone wrist bands out of Oregon State University and that’s now turned into a company that enables folks to wear wrist bands for a week and discover what they are exposed to. Because that brings the message home that when you found out that you’ve been exposed to hormone disrupters and cancer causing toxins just in a single week.”
More information can be found on KLCC - NPR for Oregonians, and Senator Merkley's website.