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Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments by Barbara Fritchman Thompson, Robert Bruce Thompson

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Chapter 8. Lab II-1 Gathering Hair Specimens

Equipment and Materials

You’ll need the following items to complete this lab session. (The standard kit for this book, available from http://www.thehomescientist.com, includes the items listed in the first group.)

Materials from Kit

  • Goggles

  • Forceps

  • Magnifier

Materials you Provide

  • Gloves

  • Light source (see text)

  • Lifting tape (see text)

  • Pen, permanent marking

  • Transfer sheets (see text)

  • Specimen storage containers (see text)

  • Specimens: clothing (see text)

Warning

Although none of the activities in this lab session present any significant risks, as a matter of good practice, you should always wear splash goggles, gloves, and protective clothing when working in the lab, if only to avoid contaminating specimens.

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