News tagged with hair samples

Confirming the risks of pesticide use in Burkina Faso

Poor pesticide practices in Burkina Faso pose a threat to human health and the environment. An EPFL thesis has quantified this problem for the first time through an analysis of soil, water, sediment, vegetable and hair samples.

dateFeb 07, 2018 in Ecology
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Black bears on the move in upstate New York

The black bear population in southern New York has grown and expanded their range since the early 1990s, which has led to increased encounters with humans. But details about bear populations in the state have remained understudied.

dateApr 27, 2017 in Ecology
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Identifying pesticides in hair

For her Master's project in environmental sciences, Christelle Oltramare collected 110 hair samples in Burkina Faso and came up with a process for identifying several types of pesticides.

dateAug 15, 2016 in Environment
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