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2014 Arsenic Speciation in Food Intercomparison Study

The report associated with the 2014 Brooks Rand Labs International Interlaboratory Comparison Study for Arsenic Speciation in Food is now available! In its second year, this study continues to be one of the largest intercomparison studies for arsenic speciation in food conducted. This report summarizes where the methods are successful at providing reproducible data and where more research and method development is needed. As demonstrated by the data, this kind of comparison study is vitally important for establishing and maintaining best practices for the arsenic speciation analyses of food and supplements. A copy of the report can be downloaded from our website. For more information or if you have questions regarding this important intercomparison study, please contact Elizabeth Madonick.

Application of Speciation Analysis to Identify Natural Attenuation of Contaminants

With the application of the specialized metals speciation testing methods available from Brooks Applied Labs, a multitude of contaminated sites have been found to naturally attenuate contaminants, saving millions of dollars for our clients! For example, various arsenic species will behave differently in soil depending on many factors, which necessitates a more detailed characterization than most commercial laboratories can provide. Not only does natural attenuation reduce the costly burden of site remediation or disposal, but it can also preserve the environment by reducing disturbances in the ecological system, especially when a pump-and-treat approach would otherwise be implemented. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist with identifying if natural attenuation is an appropriate technique for your remediation project.

Call for Abstracts for NEMC

Are you doing interesting work in the field of metals analysis and speciation for environmental monitoring projects? The 2016 National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC) will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Orange County, CA, August 8 – 12. The conference technical program will feature presentations on a variety of cutting-edge environmental monitoring issues, including a session on Metals and Metal Speciation Analyses in Environmental Samples chaired by Brooks Applied Labs President/CEO, Michelle Briscoe. The NEMC Steering Committee is currently inviting abstracts for oral or poster presentations, and the abstract deadline is January 29, 2016. Abstracts may be submitted on-line at http://nemc.us/meeting/2016/submit-abstract.php.

Happy 10-Year Anniversary to Amanda Royal

The month of January marks the work anniversary for our Project Manager with the longest tenure at Brooks Applied Labs, Amanda Royal. We have been lucky to count Amanda as a teammate for the last 10 years! Time flies! She has worked across all industries, taught low-level sampling techniques in multiple states, and continues to deliver an exceptional level of customer service to her many clients. For those of you who have had the pleasure to work with Amanda, please congratulate her on this significant milestone.

From everyone at Brooks Applied Labs, thank you for your dedication, Amanda!