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.