Silicone wristbands will record what your children are exposed to

New research by Oregon State University shows that silicone wristbands can be used as passive sampling tools for measuring personal exposure to organic compounds.

“Due to the lightweight and simple design, the wristband may be a useful technique for measuring children’s exposure,” the study said.

The study used 92 preschool children in Oregon, who wore the wristband for 7 days to characterize their exposure to flame retardants.

The research concluded that silicone wristbands were well tolerated by young children, and were useful for characterizing personal exposure to flame retardants.

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