Natalie Krebs is the health reporter for Iowa Public Radio.
Natalie joined Iowa Public Radio in May 2019. She previously worked as an independent producer in west Texas covering everything from immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border to environmental issues in the Permian Basin.
Natalie is a native Minnesotan. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. You can contact Natalie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent studies have found elevated levels of nitrate in drinking water correlates with health issues like cancer and thyroid disease — even below what current federal standards deem as safe. But health research necessary to take federal action is slow-going, and some environmental health experts are concerned officials aren’t acting fast enough.