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What we can't see can hurt us: Connecting the dots between breast cancer and food
Posted on October 7, 2019
https://biodesign.asu.edu/news/what-we-can’t-see-can-hurt-us-connecting-dots-between-breast-cancer-and-food


The Analytical Scientist: An Opioid Observatory
Posted on August 20, 2019
https://theanalyticalscientist.com/fields-applications/an-opioid-observatory


The Analytical Scientist: The Great Sewage Census
Posted on August 19, 2019
https://theanalyticalscientist.com/fields-applications/the-great-sewage-census


Toxic groundwater lies beneath Phoenix, and a cleanup has been delayed for years
Posted on August 14, 2019
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2019/08/13/toxic-groundwater-beneath-phoenix-west-van-buren-but-cleanup-stalled/3486506002/


Biodesign receives $1.5 million to develop early warning system for flu outbreaks
Posted on July 24, 2019
https://biodesign.asu.edu/news/biodesign-receives-15-million-develop-early-warning-system-flu-outbreaks

https://science.kjzz.org/content/1112876/asu-biodesign-institute-nets-15m-develop-flu-outbreak-forecast


Exposed to extreme heat, plastic bottles may ultimately become unsafe
Posted on July 19, 2019
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/07/exposed-to-extreme-heat-plastic-bottles-may-become-unsafe-over-time/


Plastic hangover
Posted on July 12, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfQOee3AE3c

https://biodesign.asu.edu/plastic-hangover


Chemicals that make food last longer may harm us
Posted on April 5, 2019
https://news.yahoo.com/us-lags-behind-europe-in-food-safety-regulations-experts-say-090000861.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=ma 


Science of the Total Environment
Alcohol and nicotine consumption trends in three U.S. communities determined by wastewater-based epidemiology
Posted on March 15, 2019
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718347065?via%3Dihub


Researchers warn that flushed contact lenses are big source of microplastic pollution
Posted on August 22, 2018
https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/an-eye-opener/article24748337.ece


Stop washing your gross used contact lenses down the drain
Posted on August 21, 2018
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/08/stop-washing-your-gross-used-contact-lenses-down-the-drainemem/


Study: Stop flushing your contact lenses down the drain
Posted on August 21, 2018
https://www.12news.com/article/features/study-stop-flushing-your-contact-lenses-down-the-drain/75-586248167


Study: Stop flushing your contact lenses down the drain
Posted on August 21, 2018
https://www.wltx.com/article/features/study-stop-flushing-your-contact-lenses-down-the-drain/101-586266881


Flushing your contacts does terrible things to our land and oceans
Posted on August 20, 2018
https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2018/08/flushing-your-contacts-does-terrible-things-to-our-land-and-oceans/


Contact lenses flushed down the drain adds plastic waste to oceans
Posted on August 20, 2018
https://chicago.suntimes.com/health/contact-lenses-flushed-down-the-drain-adds-plastic-waste-to-oceans/


Contact lenses don't belong in your toilet
Posted on August 20, 2018
https://www.popsci.com/contact-lens-microplastic-waste


Don't flush contact lenses after use - bad for environment
Posted on August 20, 2018
https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180820/Dont-flush-contact-lenses-after-use-bad-for-environment.aspx


Do you flush your contact lenses? Here's why you should stop
Posted on August 20, 2018
http://www.azfamily.com/story/38921857/do-you-flush-your-contact-lenses-heres-why-you-should-stop


Flushing disposable contact lenses is adding to plastics pollution
Posted on August 20, 2018
https://www.yahoo.com/news/flushing-disposable-contact-lenses-adding-050010371.html


Contact lenses are a surprising source of pollution
Posted on August 20, 2018
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/contact-lenses-are-a-surprising-source-of-pollution/


Why are so many Americans flushing their contacts down the toilet?
Posted on August 19, 2018
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/08/contacts-down-the-drain/567850/


Here's how your contact lenses may be polluting the ocean
Posted on August 20, 2018
http://time.com/5369835/contact-lens-ocean-pollution/


Stop and read this before you wash your contact lenses down the drain
Posted on August 20, 2018
https://www.sciencealert.com/contact-lenses-sink-toilet-contribute-to-microplastic-pollution


Stop dumping your used contact lenses in the sink and toilet, report pleads
Posted on August 20, 2018
https://www.newsweek.com/stop-dumping-your-used-contact-lenses-sink-toilet-report-1079954


Contact lenses down the drain may cause pollution: study
Posted on August 20, 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/20/c_137402848.htm


Contact lenses contribute to microplastic pollution
Posted on August 20, 2018
http://www.india.com/news/agencies/contact-lenses-contribute-to-microplastic-pollution-3245490/


Why you probably shouldn't flush away your contacts
Posted on August 19, 2018
https://www.refinery29.uk/2018/08/207669/contact-lens-environment-impact


Why you should not flush your contact lenses down the toilet or sink
Posted on August 19, 2018
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2018/08/19/why-you-should-not-flush-your-contact-lens-


Before you flush your contact lenses, you might want to know this
Posted on August 19, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/19/science/contact-lenses-pollution.html


America's waterways have a huge problem with contact lenses
Posted on August 19, 2018
https://www.inverse.com/article/48164-microplastic-pollution-contact-lenses


Plastic pollution: 'Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo'
Posted on August 19, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45222865


Flushing contact lenses down the sink or toilet is 'adding to plastic pollution in oceans and rivers'
Posted on August 19, 2018
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6075769/Flushing-contact-lenses-sink-toilet-adding-plastic-pollution-ocean.html


ASU scientists report 1st nationwide study showing environmental costs of lenses
Posted on August 19, 2018
https://asunow.asu.edu/20180819-discoveries-asu-scientists-1st-nationwide-study-environmental-costs-contact-lenses


Contact lenses end up in the ocean endangering sealife
Posted on August 19, 2018
http://www.euronews.com/2018/08/19/contact-lenses-end-up-in-the-ocean-endangering-sealife


ASU, Tempe studying opioid content of wastewater
Posted on June 14, 2018
http://www.ahwatukee.com/news/article_dbd0281a-6f30-11e8-8f94-ff4ee022038c.html


ASU, Tempe study wastewater for opioid content
Posted on June 7, 2018
http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/news/asu-tempe-study-wastewater-for-opioid-content/article_b7c5f90a-69e4-11e8-96f9-634549783f97.html


Can sewage provide clues on how to combat opioid crisis?
Posted on June 5, 2018
https://www.thefix.com/can-sewage-provide-clues-how-combat-opioid-crisis


Tempe, ASU to study sewage for clues about opioid use
Posted on May 31, 2018
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/tempe/2018/05/31/asu-researchers-working-detect-opioids-tempe-sewage/657340002/


ASU scientists turn to wastewater to determine drug presence in the city
Posted on May 31, 2018
http://www.statepress.com/article/2018/05/scitech-asu-scientists-turn-to-tempe-wastewater-to-determine-drug-presence-in-the-city


Triclosan, A chemical found in hand sanitizers and cookware, linked to gut problems in new mouse study
Posted on May 30, 2018
https://www.buzzfeed.com/nidhisubbaraman/triclosan-inflammation-microbiome-mice?utm_term=.vdydeQV37#.dybqAPa9X


Buscan en drenajes solución al problema de opioides.
Posted on May 30, 2018
https://www.telemundoarizona.com/videos/noticias/Buscan-en-drenajes-soluci_n-a-problema-de-opioides_TLMD---Arizona-484115971.html


Tempe uses wastewater to help fight drug abuse.
Posted on May 30, 2018
https://www.12news.com/article/news/local/valley/tempe-uses-wastewater-to-help-fight-drug-abuse/75-560095684


ASU, Tempe testing for opioids in city's sewage system
Posted on May 29, 2018
http://ktar.com/story/2081635/asu-tempe-testing-for-opioids-city-sewage-system/


Tempe partners with ASU to study city wastewater to monitor public health
Posted on May 25, 2018
https://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/tempe/tempe-partners-with-asu-to-study-city-wastewater-to-monitor-public-health


Arizona State University, City of Tempe working together on wastewater monitoring
Posted on May 25, 2018
https://www.wwdmag.com/monitoring-systems/arizona-state-university-city-tempe-work-together-wastewater-monitoring


Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes Announce 2nd Round of Seed Grant Winners
Posted on May 25, 2018
https://sustainabilityoutcomes.org/2018/05/25/global-consortium-for-sustainability-outcomes-announces-2nd-round-of-seed-grant-winners/


Sewage is helping cities flush out the opioid crisis.
Posted on May 25, 2018
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/sewage-is-helping-cities-flush-out-the-opioid-crisis/


Tempe, ASU to study wastewater for clues about opioid use.
Posted on May 24, 2018
https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2018/05/24/tempe-asu-study-wastewater-for-clues-to-opioid-use/


Tempe Partners with ASU To Detect Drugs in Wastewater.
Posted on May 23, 2018
https://kjzz.org/content/642372/tempe-partners-asu-detect-drugs-wastewater


Catalyst: The dirty little secret of soaps.
Posted on May 9, 2018
https://azpbs.org/catalyst/2018/05/catalyst-the-dirty-little-secret-of-soaps/


To monitor the health of cities' residents, look no further than their sewers.
Posted on April 30, 2018
https://cen.acs.org/environment/water/monitor-health-citiesresidents-look-further/96/i18


Finding passion in research that makes an impact.
Posted on April 30, 2018
https://asunow.asu.edu/20180430-finding-passion-research-makes-impact


1 in 10 Sober People Have Cocaine or Heroine on Their Fingertips.
Posted on March 22, 2018
https://www.livescience.com/62099-cocaine-heroine-drug-finger-fingerprints.html


Thought Huddle: We monitor what goes down the drain.
Posted on March 20, 2018
https://asunow.asu.edu/20180320-discoveries-asu-thought-huddle-podcast-rolf-halden


ASU using sewage to measure opioid use, abuse.
Posted on March 19, 2018
http://www.azfamily.com/story/37760797/asu-using-sewage-to-measure-opioid-use-abuse?autostart=true


ASU researchers figure out way to limit spread of viruses on commercial airliners.
Posted on October 6, 2017
http://www.azfamily.com/story/36520624/asu-researchers-figure-out-way-to-limit-spread-of-viruses-on-commercial-airliners


ASU lab home to largest waste repository in U.S.
Posted on April 2, 2017
http://www.azfamily.com/story/35052732/asu-lab-home-to-largest-waste-repository-in-us?autostart=true


So What Do You Do With The...Poo...In A Pit Latrine?
Posted on March 21, 2017
http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/03/21/520979223/so-what-do-you-do-with-the-poo-in-a-pit-latrine


Delving Into Sewage to Diagnose Public Health Problems
Posted on March 6, 2017
http://www.tpomag.com/online_exclusives/2017/03/delving_into_sewage_to_diagnose_public_health_problems


Better science through solids
Posted on February 15, 2017
http://www.waterenvironmenttechnology-digital.com/waterenvironmenttechnology/february_2017?sub_id=BdbZh2iRTuRWr&pg=25#pg25


Wading through the yuck, researchers study wasterwater sludge for public health clues
Posted on January 9, 2017
https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2017/01/09/wading-through-the-yuck-researchers-study-wastewater-sludge-for-public-health-clues/ 


As FDA bans soap ingredients, companies start to change formulas
Posted on December 16, 2016
http://kjzz.org/node/399826


Researchers use sewer sludge to learn about a city's health
Posted on December 16, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf9Bt-7RCJg


ASU's Human Health Observatory partners with Wellville communities
Posted on December 16, 2016
http://www.statepress.com/article/2016/11/spscience-asu-human-health-observatory-partners-with-wellville-communities


Biodesign Student Spotlight: Charlie Rolsky
Posted on December 15, 2016
https://vimeo.com/192208542


KJZZ Interview with Rolf Halden
Posted on September 23, 2016


Learning Lessons From Our Sewage Sludge
Posted on September 23, 2016
http://kjzz.org/content/369206/learning-lessons-our-sewage-sludge


Using Blue Waters Supercomputer to Better Understand Ebola Transmission
Posted on September 16, 2016
https://www.hpcwire.com/off-the-wire/using-blue-waters-supercomputer-better-understand-ebola-transmission/


Antimicrobial chemicals in indoor dust associated with higher count of antibiotic-resistance genes
Posted on September 7, 2016
https://asunow.asu.edu/20160907-antimicrobial-chemicals-indoor-dust-associated-higher-count-antibiotic-resistance-genes


Why a Chemical Banned from Soap is Still in Your Toothpaste
Posted on September 7, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/07/well/live/why-your-toothpaste-has-triclosan.html?smid=pl-share


Scientists are digging through the biggest collection of human waste in the US to figure out why we're so unhealthy
Posted on September 5, 2016
http://qz.com/772166/finding-biomarkers-in-human-waste-and-sewage-sludge/


ASU Research Part of FDA's Move to Ban Antiseptic Chemicals from Soaps
Posted on September 2, 2016
http://www.azfamily.com/story/33007962/fda-bans-antibacterial-soaps-asu-research-used-in-decision


FDA Bans Sale of Many Antibacterial Soaps, Saying Risks Outweigh Benefits
Posted on September 2, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/03/science/fda-bans-sale-of-many-antibacterial-soaps-saying-risks-outweigh-benefits.html?_r=0


FDA issues final rule on safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps
Posted on September 2, 2016
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm517478.htm


 

Chemical Compounds Tracker
Posted on Summer 2016
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Pipe Dreams: Tapping into the Health Information in Our Sewers
Posted on May 2, 2016
http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/124-A86/


ASU moves up in global patent ranking
Posted on July 12, 2016
https://asunow.asu.edu/20160712-entrepreneurship-asu-moves-up-worldwide-patent-rankings


Innovative Device Traces Chemicals Affecting Human and Environmental Health
Posted on April 18, 2016
http://phys.org/news/2016-02-device-chemicals-affecting-human-environmental.html


New Species of Bacteria Eats Plastic
Posted on March 10, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-species-of-bacteria-eats-plastic-1457636401


Are Antibacterial Soaps Safe?
Posted on February 15, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/are-antibacterial-soaps-safe-1455592023


Could Your Clothes Be Toxic? And What Can You Do About It?
Posted on October 30, 2015
https://www.yahoo.com/health/could-your-clothes-be-toxic-193446450.html


Inner Workings: Finding precious metals in unlikely places
Posted on August 17, 2015
http://www.pnas.org/content/112/29/8803.full


The Proof is in the Sewage: Can Harmful Chemicals Move from Sofas to the Environment and Our Bodies?
Posted on August 8, 2015
http://greensciencepolicy.org/the-proof-is-in-the-sewage/


Scientist Strikes Gold....in Poop
Posted on July 28, 2015
http://www.wallstreetdaily.com/2015/07/28/gold-particles-sewage/


Is It Safe to Reuse Plastic Food Containers?
Posted on June 29, 2015
https://www.yahoo.com/health/is-it-safe-to-reuse-plastic-food-containers-122450914272.html