Published: October 19, 2017
Total Running Time: 00:23:09
Explore the colorful past of a transition metal best known for automotive flash and gleaming gems, as well as chromium-6, the carcinogen made infamous by Erin Brockovich. Hear chemical biologist Abigail Knight discuss hexavalent chromium’s dangerous effects, as well as her research toward an efficient strategy for removing these toxic metal ions from drinking water.
In the spirit of amplifying the Black Lives Matter movement and to avoid any appearance of having appropriated that title, our series of talks formerly called Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table will now be called, simply, Tales from the Periodic Table. Please excuse the former title on videos made in the past.