Chemical Exposure in China

Lauren Gloekler works as visiting graduate research student for the Department of Biology and Chemistry at City University in Hong Kong. She will be examining dietary exposure to flame-retardant chemicals, called poly-brominated diphenyl ethers, in people living near e-waste sites in China. This will be determined by collecting and testing various food items from markets through mainland China and by gathering survey data. Electronic waste, or e-waste, contains numerous hazardous chemicals that pose human and ecological health risks as well as pollutes nearby soil, water, and air. This blog will highlight her experiences in Hong Kong, China.

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