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@sallypup (25883)
Moses Lake, Washington
October 27, 2015 8:52am CST
Well, isn't that fun? Lead arsenic was sprayed on apples in vast apple orchards. To kill worms and make the fruit something wanted in the grocery store. No longer done. But the poison remains in the soil. Now housing developments sit on that former orchard land. And the poison remains. And children play on contaminated land. A real life Halloween chill and not a thrill.
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@topffer (32964)
• France
27 Oct 15
Lead arsenic is not used since the 1950's, but it is non-biodegradable. It is better to not grow potatoes or any root vegetable on these old orchards, but it does not represent a real risk for children playing on these lands, as the concentration is rarely very high.
@sallypup (25883)
• Moses Lake, Washington
27 Oct 15
The report made it sound like there could be repercussions from this substance. Gave me the shivers.
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@topffer (32964)
• France
27 Oct 15
@sallypup There could be if you eat vegetables grown in this area or drink/use water from a well, as the water is probably contaminated locally. For the rest, I suppose that children are playing on the grass, not in the mud...
• United States
27 Oct 15
Wow that is truly deadly. Wonder how they did not know that this was here when building the housing development?
@sallypup (25883)
• Moses Lake, Washington
27 Oct 15
Money and greed. Sometimes it seems like things are checked out after the fact.
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@kevinakash (1949)
• Sri Lanka
27 Oct 15
Arsenic is a severe neuro attacker.A heavy metal which cannot be removed from our body through the excretory system naturally. I'm glad to know that these has been stopped using further more. But in our zone thisi's used in large contenes
@sallypup (25883)
• Moses Lake, Washington
27 Oct 15
Oh my. Your answer is terribly sad. What a way to poison our planet and us.