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Testing for toxics on wood/trees?

  1. Nov 16, 2004 #1
    Would anyone know if this is possible, like to test for toxic chemicals on wood... with errr basic materials.. what would be needed to do this?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 16, 2004 #2
    how toxic? try your tongue
  4. Nov 16, 2004 #3
    All types of toxic.. could this be done through buring the wood in some special way...?
  5. Nov 16, 2004 #4
    yeah, underwater.
    There are lots of ways to test, unfortunately if you don't know how you probably don't have the means anyway. I wouldn't think burning the wood would be the way to go though. Try pulping it then squeeze the juicy toxins into a shot glass.
  6. Nov 17, 2004 #5
    Anyone else have anything to say on the matter?

    If you wanted to test for something on the environment ... what would it be (besides water polution)?
    Something practical and easy to test that affects the environmnet... heh.
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