Scientists Design Way to Use Harmless Bacteria to Detect Heavy Metals in Drinking Water
UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering
San Diego, Calif., February 27, 2020 -- When it comes to testing drinking water for dangerous contaminants, such as heavy metals like lead or cadmium, continuous testing directly from faucets people drink from is important. Yet, very little of this kind of water testing is done. A team from UC San Diego and the campus spinout Quantitative BioSciences is working to improve the situation.