Re: "...Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Wetlands of Canada." Paper in PLOSOne.
Let me back up a little bit here.
Originally Posted by WLC
I do not deny that nanograms (or even picogram and femtogram) units of mass can be accurately measured in other fields (such as cancer research) using extremely expensive equipment. All I am saying is that I distrust nanogram numbers from a long history of personal experience in the environmental testing field. There is a mass unit called a yoctogram that is 10−24 g (0.000000000000000000000001 of a gram). Just because a unit is defined, it does not mean that it can actually be measured.
If I had access to the full lab reports with the QC data intact, I may be convinced that the data from the study is good. Until that happens, I have to trust what I know.
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