High levels of arsenic and lead found in Brooklyn gardens

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May 4, 2014- The Post reports, “Three times the acceptable level of lead and six times the federal safety threshold for arsenic were found lurking in a community garden in Brooklyn, according to disturbing new state data unearthed by The Post.

Experts warn that vegetables grown at the Sterling Community Group Garden in Crown Heights can be unhealthy — perhaps even deadly — yet the state Department of Health would not release its data until The Post filed a Freedom of Information Law request in March.”

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