Recycling Scrapped Tires

Here is a great video presentation on recycling scrapped tires. 12 million tires a year  being turned into sustainable products Think about all of those scrapped tires that are burned or that are laying in junk yards and waste yards. This is one area that is continually being looked at for recyclying but could probably

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Rush Samples

Around the holidays, clients consistently need rush analysis. Today, I received a call from a client who needs analysis records for an important business transaction tomorrow.  At Midwest Laboratories, these type of requests are pretty regular. It is for this reason that our company does not take an extended vacation time. Companies rely on the

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Gummy Bear Recall

This week a very isolated recall occurred in the United States regarding gummy bears and possible heavy metal contamination.  The report by the FDA list the store locations and indicates that the recall is for a remote possibility of heavy metals. As the story came out, I wanted to look at the ingredients and see

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Hand Dryers and Paper Towels

Check out this video of a news story regarding this topic. I looked at this topic of hand dryers versus paper towels awhile back and wanted to revisit it again. What I found interesting about the video is the way the testing occurred. Students were asked to touch surfaces that people regularly touch. Buttons on

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Tips on Caring for Your Christmas Tree

You have purchased your Christmas Tree and you are trying to care for it during this Holiday Season. Here are some tips you might want to consider as you care for your tree at your home location. For more tips, consider this site Caring for a Christmas Tree. Use Cold Water – Hot water offers

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Counterfeit Products

Check out this article “Cheap Fakes: 10 Ordinary Items Now Counterfeited”  This article is very disturbing.  A number of companies are trying to make a fast buck by creating imitation products. Most of these products look very similar to the real products, but they are clearly not the real products.  If you are a consumer,

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Arsenic and Lead in Apple Juice

We reported on this issue of arsenic in apple juice  a few months ago.  In addition, arsenic in water is always a subject in which people are addressing.  Now, a Consumer Reports  study has reported results on this issue: “The tests of 88 samples of apple juice and grape juice purchased in New York, New

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