Lead In The Vegetable Garden Soil

Lead contamination of soil is a common problem as a result of old paint chips from exterior paint and airborne lead containing dust from some factories and some smelters. Such contamination can be of concern in play areas, vegetable patches, etc.

Soil which has been contaminated with lead containing paint chips often looks identical to soil which is free of such contamination. Similarly, there is no way to perform a visual inspection for airborne lead contamination.

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