Dangerous daughters

When a toxic material decays in the ground, it seems obvious that it would steadily weaken. Not necessarily. Some chemical compounds can actually become more toxic while they decay, according to researcher Trevor Sleight (at left). Sleight has created a model to better understand what chemical compounds are most likely to degrade into more toxic daughter compounds. His research, done using CRC resources, was published this summer in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. 

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