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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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.