Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ashland Chemistry Professor in the News

Our own Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer has made quite a splash in the news with his latest research on toxic metals in imported children's jewelry.  This time, Dr. Weidenhamer and two Ashland undergraduate Toxicology majors, Daphne Guinn and Janna Pearson, identified high amounts of the carcinogenic metal cadmium in inexpensive costume jewelry, leading to product recalls at Walmart and an investigation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The research was first reported by the Associated Press, and later picked up by ABC's Good Morning America, the Washington Post and several other news outlets.

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