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Oregon researchers test Houston residents for toxic exposure


September 29, 2017

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of Houston residents are wearing silicon wristbands that will allow researchers at Oregon State University to find out what toxic chemicals they may have been exposed to in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

The Gazette-Times reported ( ) Thursday that university environmental chemist Kim Anderson developed the porous wristbands to absorb molecules of organic chemicals, allowing researchers to test for more than 1,500 substances.

The Oregon researchers visited Houston last week to distribute the lightweight wristbands. They also partner...

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