But since these are used by yuppies and hipsters, instead of them
getting shut down we get comments like this in the NY Post:
“No one has ever gotten sick that we know of,” noted Annie
Faulk, 66, who also tends the Sterling Garden patch…
Article starts off:
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.
The numbers are startling. A lead sample of 1,251 parts per million — triple the federal guideline of 400 ppm — was detected in the Sterling Place patch, along with an arsenic sample of 93.23 ppm, well above the federal threshold of 16 ppm.