What WAS That Smell?
January 22nd, 2007

Although officials reportedly have given up on determining the source of the mysterious smell throughout Manhattan on January 8, five environmental scientists from Columbia University, an essay in the New York Times entitled Sniffing Out The Truth, offer their reasoning for their belief that the odor was caused by gases released from saltwater marshes in the metropolitan area.While these odors do not cause a health threat at low concentrations, they are undesirable. Whats more, they are troubling for what they may signal: an environment in need of our attention.

In an accompanying, more general essay — a sometimes historical disquisition on smells toxic and nontoxic, Luca Turin, a biophysicist who works for a perfume company, is more reassuring: Dont worry, because heres the thing: the more powerful the stench, the less likely it is to do harm

By on January 22, 2007, 9:20 am
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  1. Supernatural News » Blog Archive » What WAS That Smell? Says:
    January 22nd, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    […] From gothamagazette.com: Although officials reportedly have given up on determining the source of the mysterious smell throughout Manhattan on January 8, five environmental scientists from Columbia University, an essay in the New York Times entitled Sniffing Out The Truth, offer their reasoning for their belief that “the odor was caused by gases released from saltwater marshes in the metropolitan area….While these odors do not cause a health threat at low concentrations, they are undesirable. […]

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