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Rubber Wristbands Could Give Clues To Chemical Exposure

By Amanda L. Chan

Those silicone rubber wristbands are not only a way to broadcast support for a cause or organization — a new study suggests they could also provide information on the environmental chemicals to which you’re exposed on a daily basis.

Because silicone is able to absorb a number of different compounds, Oregon State University researchers thought silicone wristbands could be a potential way to monitor exposure to compounds by providing passive sampling of said compounds.

To test this theory, the researchers had study participants wear modified silicone wristbands in different settings for different periods of time (for instance, they …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green