Rusty container for vegetables

Hi,
I have a container vegetable garden. One of my containers is an old wheelbarrow that is rusting badly, and I have tomatoes growing in it. The container has holes drilled for drainage.
Is there a concern/health issue regarding the soil and the leaching of rust into the tomatoes?
Thanks, Raj
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On 6/8/2008 5:09 PM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Rust is iron oxide. All plants need traces of iron to create chlorophyll. Few plants will take up more iron from the soil than they need.
Tomatoes are a good source of iron in our diet. Thus, I think they might require more iron than some other plants. Therefore, you should not be concerned. Instead, you will find your tomatoes to be nutritious.
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Thank you so much for your response! We will enjoy our nutritious tomatoes :)
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On Jun 8, 8:09 pm, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

iron's not a problem. other metals like zinc or cadmium or lead, maybe, if they were plated on the metal or something, which they probably aren't.
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