Environmental Sciences wants your dust!

Macquarie University’s Federally-funded DustSafe project needs more vacuum dust samples to analyse for their citizen science project that is examining what contaminants, DNA markers and plastics are present in household dust. Participants will have their dust analysed for metals and will receive a brief report on concentrations in the dust.

The team would be delighted if University staff and their friends and family contribute to this new knowledge we are building about domestic exposures to contaminants of concern in Australian homes. Participants simply have to fill in a two-minute survey on the website and then collect and send in your sample.

You can post it in, put it in internal mail, or drop it off in the DustSafe box which is in the post room at Level 4, 12 Wally’s Walk.

For more details visit the website.





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