When I sweep up the leaves on one side of my house I see paint that
flakes off the house exterior, a fair amount of it. I think it's
probable that this is leaded paint (i.e. pre 1970). For this reason,
I've been putting those leaves in the trash rather than on my compost
pile. That compost is what I fortify the soil with when I plant my
vegetable garden. Would my vegetables just leave that lead in the soil
or would some of it work its way into my tomatoes, squash, etc.?
Dan Musicant ( firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
There are lead test swipes available. Check it out as this is a quick
and cheap test that looks like Q tips in a cylinder.
Heavy metals not good. That said make sure you have an issue and if you
do fix it as soon as you can afford it. My brother removed some siding
from my Dad's house 10 years ago BUT it was asbestos shingles and the
work was costly according just for the dumping.
Bill whose Dad was into Creosote, Asbestos, Mercury and Cyanide and
what ever was a good tool. Benzene good for cutting oil and grease. He
also introduced me to Rodale yada yada go figure .
Don't know why the mercury was about but may have been useful in
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