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Hello, I'm a cofounder of Public Lab and former Director of Toxics and Health Research. In 2012 I left Public Lab's Staff to become an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences and Sociology/Anthropology at Northeastern University. At Northeastern I'm part of developing an interdisciplinary Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI). I continue to be involved in Public Lab as a researcher and organizer.


NIEHS podcast about Citizen Science

by Sara | 27 days ago | 0 | 418 views | 0

NIEHS podcast about Citizen Science Following my recent talk at NIEHS (National Institute for En...

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NIEHS publiclab


Methods of Estimating the Volume and Weight of Waste Piles through Balloon Mapping

by Sara | 3 months ago | 4 | 1,194 views | 4

Developing Methods of Estimating the Volume and Weight of Waste Piles through Balloon Mapping Ho...

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waste landfill balloon-mapping


Talk at National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS)

by Sara | 3 months ago | 0 | 586 views | 0

Here is some nice coverage from the NIEHS January newsletter of a talk I gave recently at NIEHS a...

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Digital STS workshop at Arnold Arboretum in Boston

by Sara | 9 months ago | 1 | 1,900 views | 0

What I did I was invited to mentor a group of STS researchers in developing a Digital STS worksh...

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near-infrared-camera boston trees balloon-mapping



Limn Issue with Article on Public Lab

by Sara | 9 months ago | 0 | 838 views | 0

Limn a new popular audience journal in Science and Technology Studies recently released it's Thir...

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boston


Great Video from Northeastern University about Kaya Simmons and his work with Public Lab

by Sara | 9 months ago | 0 | 5,429 views | 1

Kaya is working on low cost thermal imaging, he's aiming to test out a version of the fishing bob...

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thermal-photography thermal-fishing-bob boston northeastern-university


Interesting idea for thermal pollution mapping

by Sara | 12 months ago | 0 | 867 views | 0

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/04/long-exposure-neon-waterfalls/?src=footer

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thermal-fishing thermal imaging


EPA Citizen Science Workshops

by Sara | over 1 year ago | 0 | 852 views | 0

On the 18th and 19th of July, Liz Barry, Leif Percifield and I attended EPA first ever Citizen Sc...

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Thermal Imaging Tests with Android Ap

by Sara | over 1 year ago | 0 | 1,752 views | 0

During the Community Environmental College workshops with Environmental Justice League we experim...

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thermal-photography thermal-flashlight


H2S strips batch 2: New Mexico

by Sara | over 1 year ago | 0 | 1,050 views | 2

On thursday the 19 of July, I made a second batch of H2S for use in New Mexico. I followed the ho...

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hydrogen-sulfide-sensing


Bayou Savage Results 2: degree of canister openness

by Sara | over 1 year ago | 1 | 1,154 views | 2

Scott made a set of predictions about the impact of openness of the canisters on results from the...

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hydrogen-sulfide-sensing


Safety Precautions for H2S Research

by Sara | over 1 year ago | 4 | 2,558 views | 0

SAFETY AND H2S Excellent pdf on toxicity and safety measure for H2S from NOVA safety and environ...

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hydrogen-sulfide-sensing



Story Of Oil Field Worker's Death linked to VOCs

by Sara | over 1 year ago | 0 | 1,218 views | 2

Lacey Bergsing left this story as comment to TXSharon's Blog about the death of her fiancee due t...

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hydrogen-sulfide-sensing


Thermal Images for Community Environmental College

by Sara | over 1 year ago | 3 | 1,253 views | 0

Over this week, I'm working with Environmental Justice League's Community Environmental College. ...

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thermal-flashlight


Bayou Sauvage Results 2: reflections on fixing process

by Sara | almost 2 years ago | 2 | 1,318 views | 0

On Thursday 12th I fixed the first set of test Hydrogen Sulfide photographic paper strips from Ba...

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hydrogen-sulfide-sensing hydrogen-sulfide as220 providence


Bayou Sauvage Results 1: problems in labeling test strips

by Sara | almost 2 years ago | 4 | 1,200 views | 2

Overview: On 6/23/12 Shannon and Scott tried out the photographic paper test strips for the first...

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hydrogen-sulfide-sensing



Conference Update: Heralds of Crisis: Ecological Risk and the Role of Sentinels

by Sara | almost 2 years ago | 0 | 1,227 views | 0

This week I attended an exciting conference between US and French scholars on how attention is dr...

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conferences


Excellent Geoscience Fieldtest of Photostrip H2S Detection

by Sara | almost 2 years ago | 0 | 1,577 views | 0

Research Notes from 5.9.12 conversation with Mathew Gonzales Graduate student Pennsylvania State ...

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hydrogen-sulfide-sensing


Map of EPA National Priorities List sites with H2S issues

by Sara | almost 2 years ago | 0 | 1,264 views | 2

This map of EPA National Priorities List sites with reported concerns about H2S comes from a repo...

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hydrogen-sulfide-sensing


Map of New Mexico Natural Gas Wells in New Mexico and levels of Hydrogen Sulfide

by Sara | almost 2 years ago | 0 | 2,024 views | 2

This maps shows gas wells in the San Juan Basin in New Mexico that have recorded levels of hydrog...

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hydrogen-sulfide-sensing



Hamster Ball Air Quality Mapping: Code and Circuit Diagram

by Sara | almost 2 years ago | 0 | 2,454 views | 0

Byeongwon has been working on a Hamster ball version of the Indoor Air Mapping Hamster Ball. Here...

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indoor-air-quality-mapping


Materials for Copper Pipe work

by Sara | almost 2 years ago | 1 | 1,037 views | 2

I picked up two different kinds of copper pipe and pipe cutter to start making copper pipe test s...

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hydrogen-sulfide-sensing


H2S strip batch 1 for testing made 4/26

by Sara | almost 2 years ago | 3 | 1,044 views | 2

Megan and I made a batch for testing the H2S strips last night. We made 66 strips in all. We coul...

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hydrogen-sulfide-sensing


FOOLING OR REDUCING THE QUANTITY OF H2S (hydrogen sulfide) IN WELL TESTS.

by Sara | about 2 years ago | 0 | 2,045 views | 2

From Lionel, the engineer who designed the Copper Pipe Test for H2S LJM 21 April 2006 REV =1, 9 ...

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hydrogen-sulfide-sensing



H2S Experimental Set: Draft 1

by Sara | about 2 years ago | 0 | 1,212 views | 2

Based on the conversations last week Roy Heaton and Megan, I came up with this as a draft experim...

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hydrogen-sulfide-sensing


Planning for Public Lab H2S screen Experiments-Equipment

by Sara | about 2 years ago | 0 | 1,214 views | 2

What we have/can borrow: 1) Access to a standard fume hood at URI Concerns: Check ok to vent di...

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hydrogen-sulfide-sensing


Planning for Public Lab H2S screen Experiments

by Sara | about 2 years ago | 0 | 1,065 views | 2

We are beginning to plan a set of lab based experiments with our three current hydrogen sulfide s...

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hydrogen-sulfide-sensing


Description: Horwell et. al. 2004 Experimental Set for Testing Photopaper test strips

by Sara | about 2 years ago | 0 | 1,222 views | 0

Yesterday (3.29.12) Megan and I met with Roy Heaton in Rhode Island’s Department of Health’s Air ...

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hydrogen-sulfide-sensing



Procedure for Fixing H2S photographic paper strips

by Sara | about 2 years ago | 0 | 1,063 views | 2

Once test strips have been exposed to H2S laden air, the canisters containing the strips should b...

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hydrogen-sulfide-sensing


Making Glycerol Solution for H2S film Assay

by Sara | about 2 years ago | 0 | 1,238 views | 2

I realized none of our notes so far cover how to make the glycerol solution, here is that protoco...

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hydrogen-sulfide-sensing