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Latest Blog Posts - Health

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.

Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Exhaled breath is a good indicator of compounds containedwithin the bloodstream and directly reflects actual disease activity. Breathanalysis by TD–GC–MS holds the promise of non-invasive, early detection forlife-threatening conditio...
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...
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...
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 ...
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Breath analysis was in the news yesterday morning (14 April 2015), with a BBC News article highlighting the potential of analytical methodology to identify life-threatening diseases, and articles also on ITV News, The Telegraph, The Independent ...
Monday, 9 March 2015
Have you ever been exposed to poor air quality on a plane? Did you complain?If not, and you’ve been tempted to silently put up with unpleasant smells at 35,000 feet, then perhaps next time you might want to make your voice heard, in light ...
Thursday, 18 December 2014
With the centenary of the start of the First World War reminding us of the way in which poison gases have been deployed in warfare to such devastating effect, what role do chemists today have to play in eliminating the continued risk to human we...
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