A clean getaway
New household cleaners may make blood hard to find at crime scenes
By Dina Fine Maron, 00:00 AM December 2, 2008
"Oxy" cleaners may make forensic tests, such as this one checking a shoeprint for blood, ineffective.
courtesy of Howstuffworks.com
Criminal investigations begin with a search for clues. Teams of investigators arrive at a crime scene armed with special fact-finding gear. They look for standard evidence like fingerprints, footprints or blood at the scene of a crime.
But scientists recently discovered something troubling. Some new household cleansers can remove all traces of blood. If criminals s...
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