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Chemical Solutions

Chemistry column for IYC2011

Expert Q&A on alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria

By Prof Alastair Hay, Professor of Environmental Toxicology, University of Leeds

An expert on the effects of exposure to chemical warfare agents and the field investigation of alleged chemical warfare incidents answers questions on the Syrian chemical weapons attack.

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Women in Chemistry: Then and Now

By Jenny Bennett

Women have come a long way in chemistry since Marie Curie won her Nobel Prize 100 years ago.

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Earthworms Indicate Soil Toxicity

Earthworms

Scientists can examine the tissue of earthworms and observe the effects of pollution.

By Jenny Bennett

Earthworms ingest soil contaminants and absorb them through the skin, making them an ideal indicator of soil toxicity.

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Australian Chemists Make an Impact

By Jenny Bennett

Australians have featured prominently in lists identifying the most cited chemists of the past decade.

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Toxic Legacy of Volcanic Ash

By Jenny Bennett

Toxic trace elements deposited by volcanic ash can persist in the environment for decades, with implications for water purity.

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