Bottled Water Recalled because of e.Coli

The following story aired this week in the northeast part of the country. “E. coli bacteria were found in the water supply on June 10, 2015. These bacteria can make you sick, and are a particular concern for people with weakened immune systems,” said company officials. Source: myfoxphilly.com report, June 22, 2015 This incident really

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Short on Time – Get Answers Today

At Midwest Laboratories, we perform a wide array of analysis. Most of our analysis is listed on our website, This seems to be the approach of most people these days because they are in a hurry to obtain a specific piece of information. I would like to offer another another suggestion. Please consider sending an

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Testing for E.Coli in Drinking Water

Earlier this week, we looked at e.Coli in lakes and streams. Now we are looking closer at public water supplies. It is imperative that municipalities keep a close eye on the public water supply in their areas. In many areas, it has been the wettest May/June on record. The following news report from Greensboro, South

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High Levels of E.Coli in Lakes

May was a particularly wet month for a number of areas across the country.  Overal it ranks as one of the wettest Mays on record. Now we are into June and we are seeing the results of that rainfall and the issues that many lakes and streams could be facing. Higher than normal e.Coli counts

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Organic Fertilizer Recipe

Check out this example of an organic fertilizer made with the following ingredients: Cottonseed Meal  (1.25 lb) Bone Meal (.6 lb) Kelp Meal (2.5 lb) Application 3/4 lbs for 50 sq. feet This video is very interesting and will give you some ideas for making your own organic fertilizer recipe. Over the past three years,

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Frog Survey

Check out this interesting news story on frogs. Scientists in Wisconsin are listening to frogs throughout the year to determine populations. The scientists want to get a better handle on populations and look at the effects of the current water ways to identify an issues. It is an interesting news story! Picture Source: Pixabay

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Germs at the Gym

Check out this news story investigation. This is an interesting report. Some of the results are very disturbing. Look at the areas that were swabbed and see the results for yourself. Always wipe down equipment before and after. Make sure you always wash your hands.  Take proper precautions and you should be able to combat

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Planting a Tree

Check out this article! Plant a tree, but do it right! This article gives you complete step by step instructions. (Only 7 steps) Very easy to read and understand. It is important that we continue to look for ways to rebuild our tree population. On April 24, 2015 we celebrated Arbor Day. If you are

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Sulfate Free Shampoos

There is a real debate out there about sulfate ingredients contained in shampoos. Some articles go so far as to say it can cause cancer. The FDA has not banned sulfate from shampoos and sulfate, (commonly known as salt) gives shampoo its foaming attributes and cleaning ingredients. The following graphic outlines some of the attributes

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Soil Temps and Safe Planting

Everyone keeps looking up at the sky for the weather, but the real key to temperatures is looking at the soil. This video looks at what can happen if you plant too early and the soil temperature drops. Pay close attention to what happens to the seed, itself. It is a very informative video. Picture

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