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Della A. Wilkinson, Scott A. Holowachuk, Cindi Corbett, Kym Antonation, Lisa Rostek, Andrew Wotherspoon, Kaitlyn Toole, Nathan Unsworth, John Coumbaros, Vipin Rastogi, Brad Donais, Jackie Osmond & Christina M. Baxter (2020) Effect of decontamination agents following biological contamination on fingermarks, footwear, documents and DNA, Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal, DOI: 10.1080/00085030.2020.1834755
Bazley, M., Logan, M., Baxter, C., Robertson, A., and Blanchfield, J. Decontamination of Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogues in Field and Laboratory Settings – A Review of Fentanyl Degradation. Aust. J. Chem., 2020.
Gaskin, S., Heath, L., Pisaniello, D., Logan, M., and Baxter, C. Skin permeation of oxides of nitrogen and sulfur from short-term exposure scenarios relevant to hazardous material incidents. Science of the Total Environment, Feb 2019, 665.
Thredgold, L. Gaskin, S., Pisaniello, D., Logan, M., and Baxter, C. Understanding skin absorption of common aldehyde vapours from exposure during hazardous material incidents. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, Feb 2019.
Gaskin, S., Thredgold, L., Heath, L., Pisaniello, D., Logan, M., and Baxter, C., 2018. Emperical data in support of a skin notation for methyl chloride. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene , published 20 April 2018.
Logan, M. and Baxter, C. 2017. Chemical Suicides: Hazards and How to Manage Them. Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, May/Jun.
Gaskin, S., Heath, L., Pisaniello, D., Edwards, J.W., Logan, M. and Baxter, C., 2017. Dermal absorption of fumigant gases during HAZMAT incident exposure scenarios – methyl bromide, sulfuryl fluoride and chloropicrin. Toxicology and Industrial Health,33(7), pp. 547-554
Heath, L., Gaskin, S., Pisaniello, D., Edwards, J., Logan, M., and Baxter, C., 2017. Skin absorption of ethylene oxide vapor following short term exposures relevant to HAZMAT incidents, Annals of Work Exposures and Health, 61(5), pp. 589-595.
Zutty, J., Long, D., Adams, J.H., Bennett, G., and Baxter, C., 2015. Multiple Objective Vector-Based Genetic Programming Using Human-Derived Primitives, In Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, Association of Computing Machinery, New York, pp. 1127-1134.
Gaskin, S., Pisaniello, D., Edwards, J.W., Bromwich, D., Reed, S., Logan, M. and Baxter, C., 2014. In-vitro methods for testing dermal absorption and penetration of toxic gases. Toxicology mechanisms and methods, 24(1), pp.70-72
Gaskin, S., Pisaniello, D., Edwards, J.W., Bromwich, D., Reed, S., Logan, M. and Baxter, C., 2013b. Chlorine and hydrogen cyanide gas interactions with human skin: In vitro studies to inform skin permeation and decontamination in HAZMAT incidents. Journal of hazardous materials, 262, pp.759-765.
Gaskin, S., Pisaniello, D., Edwards, J.W., Bromwich, D., Reed, S., Logan, M. and Baxter, C., 2013a. Application of skin contamination studies of ammonia gas for management of hazardous material incidents. Journal of hazardous materials, 252, pp.338-34