OSU scientists create pollution detecting bracelet

Scientists at Oregon State University created a wristband that can detect pollution and absorb up to 1,200 chemicals, March 25, 2014. (KOIN)
Scientists at Oregon State University created a wristband that can detect pollution and absorb up to 1,200 chemicals, March 25, 2014. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Scientists at Oregon State University (OSU) have created a new fashion accessory that also doubles as a pollution detector.

The new wristband absorbs up to 1,200 chemicals, according to scientists at OSU.

Researchers hope they may link possible health effects to chemicals in the environment with these bracelets.

The wristbands are being used in several studies, including the chemical exposure of pregnant women and risks of pesticides in West Africa.

While the bracelets are not available to the public yet, OSU is recruiting participants for additional studies.

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