Microtrace featured on CBS News

Chris Palenik on CBS2 news discussing Metra pollution.

Chris Palenik on CBS2 news discussing Metra pollution.


Investigators: What Passengers Are Breathing On Metra Train Cars.

by Dave Savini CBS 2 Chicago (Chicago, IL).

Dirty vents, diesel fumes — what are Metra riders breathing in when they commute?

CBS 2′s Dave Savini launched an investigation to find out what passengers are being exposed to.

With help from the Illinois Institute of Technology(IIT), and Microtrace Laboratory, two types of testing were conducted and problems for commuters were found, health and science experts say.

CBS 2 had the samples lab-tested by Chris Palenik at Microtrace and found more ultrafine particles.
“They were composed largely of metal particles, iron or steel metal particles,” Palenik says.

Read the complete story here.

Aired on: 5/1/2014

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