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EKU student’s research gets national buzz

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A central Kentucky report on honey contamination earned national buzz, making the cover of the Journal of Environmental Health.

Eastern Kentucky University master’s student Mary Sheldon and her research team collaborated on the study, which included chemical analysis of locally sourced honey. Sheldon identified the presence of heavy metals and pesticides like DDT in most samples, highlighting a troubling fact about toxins in our environment.

Sheldon hopes being published in the journal will bring awareness to the issue and allow her to continue educating Kentuckians to be more involved to protect the ecosystem, limit contamination and benefit local hives.

Rachel Nix

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