“Whiteboard Markers and the Havoc They Reek” is a video lab report and investigation of the air quality hazards created by dry erase markers. Two brands of marker were tested for off-gassing of Xylene, Butanol and Methyl Isobutyl Ketone.

This video includes background information about dry erase markers, how the experiments were performed, analysis of the data and recommendations for the public based on the findings.

This film was shown at the KQED Science Youth Media Festival in 2012.

By Jonathan Shade/Crissy Field Center

‘Whiteboard Markers and the Havoc They Reek’ 22 September,2013Matthew Williams


Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams is a filmmaker and media educator who has recently transplanted to Oakland from Los Angeles. He believes that you are what you eat and feels everyone should have a multitude of dietary options for self-realization. Matthew is the Educational Technologist at KQED.

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