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Lead may lurk in backyard gardens

Contamination of soil common

Sam Fogel of Newton, who works as a microbiologist, grows corn in his front yard and other vegetables in his backyard. He tests his yard for lead, which does not have high levels. Sam Fogel of Newton, who works as a microbiologist, grows corn in his front yard and other vegetables in his backyard. He tests his yard for lead, which does not have high levels. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
By Beth Daley
Globe Staff / August 11, 2008

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As backyard vegetable gardens undergo a renaissance, environmental officials and scientists are warning homeowners to be careful before planting the carrots and chard: There might be lead in the soil. (Full article: 960 words)

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