Our paper on inhalation exposure to GEM made it on the cover

April 28, 2021

The cover of the April issue of Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts displays photographs taken in the Ghanaian artisan gold mining communities where we performed our passive air sampler based investigation of inhalation exposure to gaseous elemental mercury.

Frank participates in workshop “Advancing Bioaccumulation Assessment with IVIVE”

April 15, 2021

At an on-line workshop organized by the German Environment Agency and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Frank presented a talk on “Partitioning and biotransformation screening of organic compounds for their terrestrial bioaccumulation potential” earlier this week.

Isabel is done with the MSc!

April 15, 2021

Congratulations to Isabel for completing her thesis “Measuring Gradients in Gaseous Elemental Mercury Using a Passive Air Sampler” and therefore all the requirements for the Master’s degree.

Yuening’s paper on polyurethane foam-gas phase partitioning published in ESPI

April 12, 2021

We explore the impact of the uncertainty of measured Kpuf/gas values for polyurethane-based active and passive air sampling in this new paper in Environ. Sci. Processes Impacts.

Frank presents work on exposure to chemicals released indoors at NASEM workshop

April 7, 2021

Earlier this week, Frank talked about “Combined Modeling of Organic Chemical Fate and Human Exposure” at an information-gathering workshop on the Emerging Science on Indoor Chemistry and Implications, organized by the Committee on Emerging Science on Indoor Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine of the USA. The talk was mostly based on Li’s 2019 ES&T paper.

Tife’s paper on PAHs and PAQ published

April 7, 2021

Today, ACS ES&T Water published Tife’s paper on the storm run-off behaviour of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and quinones in urban and peri-urban watersheds.

Li and Alessandro’s work being singled out

March 17, 2021

A contribution by Li and Alessandro has been given the Best Abstract Award in the Exposure Specialty Section of the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology. The topic was the “Evaluating Consumer Exposure to Disinfecting Chemicals against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Associated Health Risks”. Congratulations!

Using vertical gradient to study climate effects

February 25, 2021

Yang’s paper on the dissipation and transformation of organochlorine pesticides from soils as influenced by climate has just been published in Environ. Pollut.

Field testing our personal GEM sampler

February 4, 2021

Collaborating with Ghanaian and Norwegian colleagues, we have successfully tested our personal passive sampler for recording inhalation exposure to GEM in artisanal gold mining communities and an e-waste recycling facility. Read Melanie’s second paper published in Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts here.

Reminiscing about my second paper

January 20, 2021

The journal Ambio is celebrating its 50th year of publishing and asked me to reflect briefly on the paper on cold condensation and global fractionation they published in 1993. Read it here.