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Forest Fire Dust

Forest Fire Dust

This is from a tapelift collected in a home impacted by a near approach of a large brush fire. It includes pyrolyzed calcium oxalate phytoliths and plant char along with skin flakes and other particles typical of home environments. There are also a number of cornstarch grains in this image as a result of the sampler wearing latex gloves.

Transmitted Off Crossed Polarized Light and Reflected Darkfield Illumination


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