Lead levels of edibles grown in contaminated residential soils: a field survey.

@article{Finster2004LeadLO,
  title={Lead levels of edibles grown in contaminated residential soils: a field survey.},
  author={Mary E Finster and Kimberly A. Gray and Helen Jane Binns},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2004},
  volume={320 2-3},
  pages={245-57}
}
Plants grown in lead contaminated soils can accumulate lead from the adherence of dust and translocation into the plant tissue. In order to evaluate the potential health hazard due to the consumption of plants grown in residential gardens contaminated by lead, a survey of the lead concentrations in a typical array of edible vegetables, fruits and herbs was conducted. Samples of garden plants harvested from the field were washed with detergent or water alone to remove adhered soil. They were… CONTINUE READING