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Wildfire smoke linked to early deaths

A recent study estimates that more than 50,000 adults died prematurely in California over 11 years due to exposure to wildfire smoke

Using scientific instruments to come to grips with pollution

The need for environmental analysis has chemists trying out a growing variety of techniques

Miniature polymeric tubes separate enantiomers

Devices could offer an alternative to chromatography and speed screening of chiral compounds