Monthly Archives: January 2017

Updates! NAG’s Lead in Garden Soil Outreach Project: 1

Are you a parent, educator, mentor? Are you a community gardener? Backyard gardener?  Do you interact with children and/or the soil?  Maybe you know people that do! In 2006, a study by Caravanos found that almost 90% of dust samples taken throughout NYC’s five boroughs exceeded the U.S. government’s environmental and housing standards for acceptable lead concentration.  Environmental pollutants and heavy metals like lead have a health effect that scientists are still still working to figure out.  The good news is, lead blood levels have decreased dramatically since the late […]