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Colours in the lab

I am currently researching a more sensitive analytical method to detect a cancer-causing compound that features commonly in certain workplaces with the aim of creating industry exposure standards specific to this compound. We are using human urine from people who have been occupationally exposed. This picture shows the urine of each worker concentrated, cleaned out to reduce impurities, and dissolved in methanol, which allows for really beautiful red-orange colours.
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Academic areas: 
Arts and Science
Art of Research categories: 
Invisible discoveries
Chemistry implements arranged on a work station
Undergraduate student
Faculty of Arts and Science
School of Environmental Studies
Health, Wellness and the Determinants of Human Health
Patient-Oriented Research, Transformative Health Care and Health Promotion
Location of photograph: 
Montreal, Quebec
Photographer's name: 
Chúk Odenigbo
Display Photographers Affiltion + Faculty or Department: 
Alumni, School of Environmental Studies