Thursday, 10 May 2012

John Edwards, Associate Professor in Environmental Health, talks to the Chemistry students about drugs.

John's very interesting talk focussed on illegal drug laboratories and the risks from chemicals; how the community is at risk from clandestine laboratories, as well as the assessment and remediation of properties contaminated with chemicals. He discussed the statistical process used by his research team to collect data regarding the distribution and number of laboratories and this neatly showed how mathematics can be utilised to help solve real world problems. He also showed amazing photos of the aftermath of explosions caused through mishandling of the chemicals used to produced illegal drugs.  

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