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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Leaded house paint, such as the chipped covering on old lumber, can cause irreversible brain damage in youngsters if ingested. 
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