A Novel Method For Fluoride Detection
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Michael G. Campbell was born in 1986 in Pennsylvania. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry in 2008 from Loyola University Maryland, graduating summa cum laude. While at Loyola he conducted research in organic synthesis as a Hauber Research Fellow, under Prof. Jesse D. More. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2014 under Prof. Tobias Ritter, where he worked mainly on the chemistry of palladium in the +III oxidation state. From 2014–2016 he was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT with Prof. Mircea Dincă, working in the area of electrically conductive metal–organic frameworks (MOFs). In July 2016, he joined the Department of Chemistry at Barnard College as an Assistant Professor.

                       

A Novel Method For Fluoride Detection

Paracelsus' old adage "the dose makes the poison" is well exemplified by fluoride. Many people know that fluoride is commonly added to drinking water supplies to promote dental health and lower the risk of cavities. And while low levels of fluoride are indeed safe and effective, exposure to elevated fluoride levels can cause dental fluorosis and other serious health problems (“Water Fluoridation Controversy” even merits its own Wikipedia page ). As a result, water fluoridation is carefully monitored to ensure...

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