[Market-farming] Mutagenic Effects of Auto Travel Near Negetable Beds
pat at meadows.pair.com
Fri Sep 10 07:45:23 EDT 2004
On Thu, 09 Sep 2004 17:16:39 -0500, you wrote:
>Does anyone know of the effects of exhaust from unleaded gasoline or other
>break down products on veggies grown near streets? What about the latex from
>tires? The questions came up in conversation with some Russian
>environmentalists that we're hosting. They seemed to think there was some
I don't know about the latex, but there certainly *is*
evidence about the lead. This has been well-known for a
quite a long time.
People in urban areas often have their soil tested for lead
before growing edible plants in it.
On the other hand, I don't think much - if any - leaded
gasoline is still sold in the USA. ?? There are other
sources for lead contamination in soil, though.
Googling can turn up a multitude of other articles as well
as the two above.
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