Source: Soil Science 180, Special Issue. April-May 2015
Lead contamination, often acute, is common in New York City’s urban garden soil, according to anew study from the City University of New York. Published in the journal Soil Science last week, the study evaluated 1,652 soil samples, volunteered from 904 home and community gardens, for contamination by a number of trace metals. It says the city’s soil contains higher average concentrations of lead than a number of other metropolitan areas, including Hong Kong, Beijing, London, Bangkok, Berlin and Baltimore.
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