GERMinators uncover gloved bacteria
Bundling up for cold weather may help keep the chill away, but viruses and bacteria that can cause illnesses may be hiding in winter gear.
Researchers study polonium in coal waste water
The State Hygienic Laboratory played an instrumental role in a collaboration of Iowa researchers studying radioactive waste from coal mining, with surprising conclusions.
All-natural honey may have traces of glyphosate
The "all-natural" honey marketed and sold in some Midwestern stores may not be all natural, after all, according to a testing method validated by the State Hygienic Laboratory.
Study measures chemicals, hormones in drinking water
Drinking water from 10 Iowa cities is being studied using a novel bioassay to measure levels of chemical activity that can mimic or alter normal hormonal activities. Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) have been linked to adverse effects on human reproductive systems and the thyroid. This exposure may cause hormonal-related malignancies, including breast, ovarian, prostate and thyroid cancers.