Published in Women's Health Weekly, December 23rd, 2004
At the heart of the new method is a chemical "ligand" the scientists synthesized that binds to mercury and other toxic heavy metals.
The ligand is inexpensive, easy to synthesize, and causes mercury and other toxic heavy metals to precipitate instantaneously into an easily detectable solid, says Scripps Research's Kim D. Janda, PhD The method could be developed into a kit that could be used both by consumers and environmental professionals to detect metal...
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