Answer: I found some very helpful sites about lead contamination, testing, etc. <br><br>http://www.nsc.org/ehc/lead.htm<br>http://www.consultces.com/leadrisk.htm<br>http://www.consultces.com/epalead.htm<br>http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/lead/index.html<br><br>Lead poisoning is a serious concern for urban gardeners. I recommend you get your soil tested--be sure to tell the testing agency that you want it tested for lead and other heavy metals.<br><br>If you have concerns, you may want to stick with ornamentals only in the garden, and grow vegetables in containers or raised beds filled with purchased soil. Some plants are known to take up lead--lettuce is one, I believe; hopefully, the above web sites will be useful in determining the best course of action.
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