On July 17 - 20th, GERSTEL exhibited at NACRW at St. Pete Beach, FL, at the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort. The 53rd annual North American Chemical Residue Workshop conducts an annual meeting for scientists particularly interested in trace level analysis of pesticides, veterinary drug residues, and other chemicals in food, animal feed, and environmental samples. The purpose of the meeting is to provide training, develop and improve technical knowledge, facilitate development and distribution of new analysis methods and techniques, and establish networking to promote professional cooperation between scientists of these interests.
We are all aware of the tragedy that has played out in Flint, MI due to the presence of lead in their drinking water supply. Now, another serious water contamination threat is gaining visibility and additional regulatory attention. The source of the problem is perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) introduced in the late 1940’s, which have found their way into everyday products from non-stick cookware to fabrics and from food packaging to firefighting foams.
Genetically modified food has become controversial, as more consumers opt for organic or GMO-free food. Analytical chemistry techniques can test for these genes.
Traditional chemistry never paid much attention to toxics, waste and energy use. Today’s chemistry labs have become greener.
Automating analysis of phthalates can make consumer product monitoring easier, with no hazardous solvents and reduced hands-on time.
GERSTEL will be sponsoring and attending at the 3rd Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction Technical Meeting. The meeting will be held January 26th thought the 27th at Novotel Paris Charenton, France.