Using silicone wristbands to measure air quality
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A study by researchers at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health shows that inexpensive and convenient devices such as silicone wristbands can be used to yield quantitative air quality data, which is particularly appealing for periods of susceptibility such as pregnancy.
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Silicon is a microelement that in low doses is vital for the normal development and functioning of connective tissue. Experiments showed that after only a few months of consuming water with added silicon animals developed a condition similar to silicosis (or miners lung disease).
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