Reminder: 3rd annual metal ion core open house, June 29

Look at all those samples!

Have you ever wanted to know what’s really in the water you drink, or what sorts of elements are in the produce you get from the store? Well here’s your chance: Back by popular demand, it’s the Third Annual Metal Ion Core Open House!

The Ralle Lab has invited  OHSU students, staff and faculty–as well as the general public–to bring in their samples from home to be tested for ‘hardness’ and for the presence of heavy metals, such as lead and cadmium. Samples will be accepted on Friday, June 29, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Medical Research Building, room 625.

What do you need to bring?

Water Samples: Bring 1-2 ml
Cost: One dollar
For lead measurements from tap water it is best to bring 2 samples: one collected first thing in the morning, when the water has been sitting in the pipes, and a second sample after the water has been running for a few minutes. Containers can be provided if needed.

Solid Samples: Bring 1 tablespoon
Cost: Five dollars
Pack in a plastic container, and please do not bring too much!

For more information or for help with samples contact Tony Capps.

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