Organic Gardening Tips

How to Get the Healthiest Crop From Your Garden

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.

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Prevent Lead Poisoning: Get Your Home Tested, Get Your Child Tested

Protect Your Children By Following These Preventive Do’s and Don’ts Spread the Word – National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 21st – 27th  Although lead poisoning is the #1 preventable disease in U.S. children, every year, over 500,000 children under the age of six are diagnosed with lead poisoning. Incredibly, this figure does not include the number of children between the ages of six and eighteen that already suffer from lead poisoning. In addition, many other children have not yet

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Is Your Artificial Christmas Tree Toxic?

Many people buy artificial Christmas trees to avoid the mess of dropped needles spread throughout their homes. Unfortunately, that pristine artificial tree could be spreading something you can’t see: toxic lead dust.

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Does Your Pediatrician Screen for Lead Poisoning?

Not all pediatricians test their patients for lead poisoning. In some states it’s mandatory, but in others it’s left to the doctors to determine if it’s necessary. RTK Environmental knows that lead paint poses a danger for everyone, children and adults alike, so be sure to request that your pediatrician performs a simple blood test to check for lead contamination.