Research Hazard: Instrument Eaten By a Camel

Two researchers appear to be unusually frank, in this study, in telling why some of their data is flawed:

Desert Dust and Health: A Central Asian Review and Steppe Case Study,” Troy Sternberg and Mona Edwards, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14,  2017, p. 1342 ff. The authors, at the University of Oxford, UK, include this explanation for certain items that are listed in Table 3:

“Dust deposition (mg day-1) by dust trap sites. Dust site locations by number are in Figure 7. n.s. = signifies no sample was collected. Reasons include trap eaten by a camel…”

(Thanks to Tom Gill for bringing this to our attention.)