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Happy 5th Anniversary!

Happy 5th Anniversary!

Last month, BAL celebrated the 5-year work anniversary for two employees: Helena Vu and Patrick Nye. As a veteran of the industry with more than 20-years of experience, Helena’s technical knowledge, efficiency, and commitment to the highest quality data are...

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Educating the Next Generation of Metals Chemists

Educating the Next Generation of Metals Chemists

Dr. Hakan Gürleyük, Brooks Applied Labs’ Technical Director and Sr. Scientist, was recently a Chemistry Seminar Series guest lecturer at the University of Washington – Bothell’s School of STEM. On March 13th Hakan led a class of approximately 45 undergraduate...

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Brooks Applied Labs is on the Road Again…

Brooks Applied Labs is on the Road Again…

BAL’s Jamie Fox will be speaking at this year’s DoD Environmental Monitoring & Data Quality (EMDQ) Workshop, which will take place May 13 – 16 in Orlando. Jamie will present “An Overview of Sequential Extraction Methods to assess Bioavailability and Mobility of...

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Welcoming a New Baby Girl to the BAL Family!

Welcoming a New Baby Girl to the BAL Family!

On April 10th BAL Project Manager Jacki Aitken and her husband, Keven, welcomed a beautiful baby girl to their family: Ophelia Juniper. Their son, Silas, is excited to be a BIG brother! Everyone is doing great and happy to be home, trying to get as much sleep as...

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Selective Sequential Extractions – What to Know

Selective Sequential Extractions – What to Know

Any time metals are an environmental contaminant of concern, the predictable approach is to look at the total metals concentrations and determine a path forward. Whether it be determining risk due to toxicity, selecting a remediation plan, or establishing a regulatory...

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In the News (Again) – Arsenic in Baby Food

In the News (Again) – Arsenic in Baby Food

Brooks Applied Labs was recently mentioned in a Canadian Broadcasting Company news segment on their investigation into arsenic concentration of baby foods sold in Canada. BAL performed the testing which showed some baby foods contained inorganic arsenic above the US...

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In Case You Missed It

In Case You Missed It

Team Brooks Applied Labs has been incredibly busy the past several weeks, with conference presentations locally, nationally, and internationally! Dr. Nausheen Sadiq presented on the analysis of iodine isotopes in kelp samples on February 13th at the European Winter...

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The Importance of Selenium Speciation

The Importance of Selenium Speciation

The topic of selenium has garnered attention in various industries for decades now, but the challenge associated with removing selenium from wastewaters has not diminished. In order to understand the most effective form of treatment for this unusual element that is...

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Arsenic and Lead in Fruit Juice

Arsenic and Lead in Fruit Juice

Everyone knows that too much of a good thing can be bad. But what happens when even a little of a good thing can be harmful?  Consumer reports tested different fruit juices for cadmium, lead, mercury, and inorganic arsenic. The results were startling.  Click here for...

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BAL is On the Road Again in March

BAL is On the Road Again in March

Nuclear waste – what can be more fun than that?! If you are headed to the Waste Management Symposium in Phoenix next month, then you agree and can meet up with Jamie Fox March 3 – 7! One of the biggest challenges associated with nuclear waste is the presence of...

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