Gardening, Lead Contamination, and Children

The health threat posed by toxic metals was recently brought only too close to home when a group of urban crop raisers discovered a connection between gardening, lead contamination, and children.

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Garden crops can be a source of lead contamination for you and your children if the ground receives heavy toxic deposits from house paint, past industrial use of the land, or current industrial emissions of lead vapor.
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