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Latest Blog Posts - Emissions From Materials

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, 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...
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 ...
Thursday, 9 July 2015
Full steam ahead for our analytical chemistry awareness campaign“I’m on the train!” Well, not exactly. But you might have seen us from the train, if you’ve been travelling between Swansea and London over the past week or ...
Monday, 1 June 2015
Last week I went to the Healthy Buildings conference, which this year was in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. This is always a very interesting conference, covering as it does a wide range of topics relating to the indoor environment.This year, the c...
Monday, 4 August 2014
Recent research published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine carried out by Swedish scientists has again highlighted the exposure of hairdressers to potentially hazardous chemicals, this time of carcinogenic and sensitising toluidines ...
Monday, 16 December 2013
I posted earlier this year on the experimental challenge posed by determining cause and effect for endocrine-disrupting chemicals. These chemicals are thought to disrupt the action of hormone receptors in humans, and include well-known hazardous...
Thursday, 3 May 2012
The issue of chemicals in food packaging The occasional, but very widespread and damaging, bursts of media attention focusing on the range of chemicals found in food packaging, plastic bottles, wrappings and containers has meant that ‘mate...
Monday, 19 September 2011
What will the upcoming EU Construction Products Regulation mean for materials manufacturers, testing laboratories, and the GC(MS) industry? Concerns about air quality used to be associated just with outdoor air, but as this has got cleaner, atte...
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