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Please find below a list of our blog posts, written by various members of the Markes team to highlight interesting topics that have come to our attention, or comment on stories in the news.

Monday, 19 February 2018
In the news last week there were eye-catching reports that consumer and industrial products have now overtaken transport fumes as a source of urban air pollution from petrochemical products. Volatile chemical products This investigation, which h...
Friday, 25 August 2017
Our application chemists are always busy doing interesting things, and over the last couple of months we've been investigating emissions of volatile chemicals from respiratory medical devices. The new work is very timely because it was only in M...
Monday, 24 April 2017
If you’re involved in the respiratory medical devices sector, then you may be aware of rising concern about the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released by the plastic components of medical devices with gas pathways. Given the known pote...
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Ambient air monitoring? Of course… but TD is used for a lot more besides, and in recent years the scope has been expanding further. Our popular series of Application Guides have long been the ‘go-to’ source of information on T...
Friday, 8 July 2016
What’s in that vapour? Regulators in the EU and US want to​ know, and the clock is ticking for e-cigarette manufacturers to provide data on​ the chemical constituents of their products, in order to comply with the requirements of new regul...
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
UK air pollution has been in the spotlight again this morning, following the release of a report by the Royal College of Physicians. So does it tell us anything important we didn’t already know? Well, yes and no. As regards outdoor air pol...
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Analytical expert and long-time Markes customer Alastair Lewis has again waved the flag for analytical chemistry by featuring in the 4th series of BBC Two’s highly popular investigative documentary Trust Me, I’m a Doctor. The latest ...
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
A new year brings news from a suburb of Los Angeles,California, where there’s been widespread concern over the health impact of a leak of natural gas.Enormous scaleThis isn’t just any old gas leak, though – it’s on a mass...
Friday, 13 November 2015
Reading my copy of NewScientist as I do most lunchtimes, I was interested to come across a storyabout breath monitoring of pilots using GC–MS.Stories about analytical chemistry don’t often make it intothe mainstream ‘public int...
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Forensic science and the CSI effectForensic science is easy these days, isn’t it? Got a scrapingof paint from a suspect’s car? Stick it into your analytical magic-machine, andyou’ll know the make, model and year within what &he...
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