If you’re thinking of growing your own fruits and vegetables this year, use this blog to read up on contaminants that could be in your soil. No matter how carefully you choose your seeds or tend your sprouts, if there are things like lead or arsenic in the dirt, you could be growing a crop of trouble.
New York City has long led a battle against lead poisoning, but in recent years children living in far too many neighborhoods throughout the boroughs have tested positive for unusually high levels of the dangerous toxin. This is also true for Westchester County, Long Island, and many surrounding communities within the Tri-state area. (more…).