Please reload

Recent Posts

Year-Round Cheers for the Periodic Table @ Georgia Tech

January 8, 2019

1/2
Please reload

Featured Posts

Please romaine calm- there might be cancer-causing compounds in your lettuce

June 7, 2018

Washing fruits and vegetables before eating is standard practice- a good scrub removes dirt as well as bacteria that can make us sick. However, there’s more to this story- researchers at Georgia Tech found cancer-causing compounds inside the produce, as a result of industrial washing. In a recently published paper, they took the first step, looking at the leftover water used to wash the produce. Chlorinated wash water plays an important role in making sure produce is safe to eat, by eliminating harmful bacteria, but at what cost?

 

 

My latest is out for envirobites! Bonus, I got to chat with my lab-mate Wan-ning Lee about her work.

Link here: https://envirobites.org/2018/06/07/please-romaine-calm-there-might-be-cancer-causing-compounds-in-your-lettuce-and-fruits-and-other-vegetables/

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Follow Us
Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

Archive
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square

© 2019 by Laura Mast.

  • LinkedIn Social Icon