Bacteria and Travel

Here is a story to think about as we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday which is typically one of the busiest travel periods of the year. The following news story looks at this whole issue from analyzing the conditions, collecting the sample and looking at the analysis report. This story should be a wake-up call to

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Can Midwest Laboratories Test This?

This is the number one question we receive at Midwest Laboratories.  The following table is a great guide which give you access to analysis available at Midwest Laboratories. Midwest Laboratories Analysis Matrix *Information regarding certification and rush analysis should be obtained by speaking directly to a Midwest Laboratories Customer Service Representative (Office) 402-334-7770. **Normal turnaround time

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Growing Bacteria Experiment

Kids and Teachers – I think everyone should have to do this experiment to get a feel for how prevalent bacteria is in our current culture. Check out this experiment and look at the growth of bacteria on various devices and items we come in contact with everyday. Look at these everyday devices before and

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Take Steps to Protect Yourself From Germs on Planes

This particular video gives some good explanation as to why it is critical to make sure you, as a passenger take precautions each time you fly to protect yourself from germs. This video was made last fall when the Ebola epidemic was in the news almost everyday. You have probably seen this particular scenario. The

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2015 Fall Weather Forecast – Be Prepared!

If you are a grower and/or a company that is related somehow to the fall harvest activities, you will want to read this article. “2015 US Fall Forecast: Fire Danger to Worsen in West; September May Yield Tropical Impact in South” , August 14, 2015 by Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer  The first few paragraphs of

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Snow Melt Into Summer

Remember those powerful snow storms that brought the City of Boston to a halt last winter. Can you believe the snow melt from those large piles of snow lasted into July. The last day of melting occurred July 14, 2015. (Source:  CNN) Check out this story and see what these snow piles looked like in

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Back to School Germs

Check out this news interview regarding germs in the school. Here a few tips mentioned in this news story: Bring your own water bottle and don’t drink out of the water fountain. Make sure kids get their proper sleep. Use Hand Sanitizer Encourage kids to not touch their faces so much It’s always good to

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Bacteria Filled Beaches

Check out this story regarding bacteria on beaches. Routine tests for bacteria near beaches is a concern for states. The key is to find the source of the bacteria. The source could be the results of a broken sewer line, rain water washing fecal material onto the beach, people not disposing of trash properly and

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Soil Health – Where does Carbon Come From?

Check out this video and learn how the microorganisms release carbon CO2 in the soil. Dr. Will Brinton provides an indepth look at the carbon process in the soil. It is a very interesting video presentation. Soil Health Testing is available at Midwest Laboratories. For more information check out this link, Midwest Laboratories Soil Health

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Toxic Algae Bloom – Lake Erie

This year could be a record year for toxic algae bloom in some areas. The heavy rains received in June are a major contributor to this issue. Check out this story and learn more about this issue. Here is an updated look at this issue, recorded July 27, 2015 Check out the following article that

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