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31 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Monitoring COVID-19 through Wastewater Based Epidemiology: Part 2
In this episode, you will learn about the challenges and opportunities that arise when setting up a new scientific method, specifically SARS-CoV-2, in wastewater. We will also cover best practices related to sample collection, storage requirements and hold times, as well as how to handle samples safely and effectively to ensure the most representative results for use in public health programs.
27 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Monitoring COVID-19 through Wastewater Based Epidemiology: Part 1
In this episode, you will discover the techniques and benefits of monitoring and surveilling the spread of viruses in a pandemic. One of these techniques, wastewater-based epidemiology, is quickly becoming a valuable tool to help control this spread. You'll learn how this technique fits into a city's public health program, and how it can be used to help us both now and in the imminent future.
9 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
Drinking Water Disinfection and its By-Products
In this episode you will learn about water treatment, why the disinfection of drinking water is necessary and the potential by-products of disinfection.
10 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
Lead in Drinking Water: A Leading Health Concern
In this episode, you will learn about the sources of lead in drinking water, the regulatory criteria used to monitor it and some tips on how you can limit your exposure now.
10 minutes | Jul 17, 2019
Investigating Sources of Contamination with Environmental Forensics
In this episode, we describe what environmental forensics is, who uses it, and how it leads to determining sources of contamination or health issues. We will also talk a little about the tools used to conduct these investigations and when they are used. For more information, visit the links below. https://www.bvlabs.com/insights/technical-bulletins/hydrocarbon-forensics https://www.bvlabs.com/insights/technical-bulletins/petrogenic-and-biogenic-hydrocarbons-from-soil https://www.bvlabs.com/insights/technical-bulletins/biogenic-toluene
9 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
Eliminating Invasive Ecological Surveys with eDNA
In this episode, we describe what ecological surveys are, how they have been conducted traditionally in a way that can be harmful to organisms and how an emerging technology known as environmental DNA is poised to change the landscape. For more information, visit the links below. https://www.bvlabs.com/insights/articles/understanding-environmental-dna-testing https://www.bvlabs.com/insights/articles/environmental-dna-collection-filtration-and-preservation https://www.bvlabs.com/insights/instructional-videos/important-considerations-for-edna-sampling-filtration-and-preservation-video https://www.bvlabs.com/insights/articles/confidence-in-your-environmental-dna-study https://www.bvlabs.com/insights/frequently-asked-questions-faqs/environmental-dna https://www.bvlabs.com/insights/technical-bulletins/environmental-dna-edna
10 minutes | Apr 22, 2019
The Toxic Metals We Consume
In this episode, we talk about metals that are toxic to plants, animals and ultimately human beings, how we may ingest them, and the effects they can have on us. For more information, visit the links below. https://www.bvlabs.com/insights/articles/non-lethal-fish-tissue-sampling-for-metals https://www.bvlabs.com/insights/articles/sample-collection-for-trace-level-metals https://youtu.be/tBjv68ME-wc https://www.bvlabs.com/insights/articles/fun-facts-metals-in-medicine
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