Toxins and Fruit - Knowledgebase Question

Pittsburgh, Pe
Question by fionaseels
March 21, 2009
We're starting a community garden on an urban lot. We'll use raised beds for vegetables, but are wondering if we need to worry about heavy metal contamination with fruit trees or berry bushes?


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Answer from NGA
March 21, 2009

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Typically not. If the soil is contaminated I would avoid planting underground crops such as potatoes, onions or carrots where the edible part of the plant would come in direct contact with the suspect soil.

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