Lead in the Home Garden and Urban Soil Environment

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10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Booklet
Abstract: 

This 4-page folder discusses the risks of gardening in lead-contaminated soils, including the sources of lead contamination, the likelihood that vegetables and fruits will take up soil lead, removing external lead from produce, ways to minimize absorption by food plants, Minnesota's residential bare soil standards, soil tests for lead, and ways to remedy lead-contaminated soils. For gardeners, homeowners, and public officials.

Author: 
Carl J. Rosen and Robert C. Munter
Topic Areas: 
Horticulture
Pollution
Health
Safety
Target Audience: 
Consumers
Producer / Landowner
Government
Teachers
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
4 pages
Date Produced/Published: 
1994
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
$ .75 + S&H
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

MES Distr Ctr (order@dc.extension.umn.edu, fax 612/625-6281). Credit cards: 800/876-8636, 612/624-4900.

Organization code of item (if any): 
FO-2543-SEEK