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Follow Up to Latest New York Post Article about Lead in Urban Gardens

Here are two interesting New York Times pieces that were shared with us on Facebook in response to the recent New York Post article about lead in urban gardens:

From the 2009 article below:

“The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Housing and Urban Development advise (but do not require) remediation if lead levels in soil exceed 400 parts per million in children’s play areas and 1,200 p.p.m. elsewhere. But some states and cities have set much lower limits. For example, 100 p.p.m. is considered hazardous in Minneapolis. In the Netherlands, 40 p.p.m. is unacceptable. Unpolluted soil averages 10 p.p.m. Mr. Meuschke’s soil had lead levels of 939 p.p.m. “

click the images to read the full articles…

From 2011:

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and this one from 2009

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