Lead Found in Eggs Laid by Chickens in New York City Gardens

The discovery of lead in some city-raised eggs is ruffling feathers among public health experts. An ongoing study by the New York State Department of Health found eggs raised in urban neighborhood gardens contained levels of lead significantly higher than those seen in store-bought eggs. The lead is thought to come from contaminated soil eaten by city-dwelling chickens. "Because we feel it's important to reduce lead exposure wherever possible, we encourage chicken keepers to be aware of the...Full Story
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