Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Soil still toxic in NO?

Floodwaters receding from Hurricane Katrina left behind a thick coating of sediment over much of New Orleans. A team of scientists is now claiming the layer of gunk is hazardous to your health. In a paper published in Sunday’s issue of the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science Technology, the team said unsafe levels of lead found in sediment left behind by Hurricane Katrina could pose health risks to residents, particularly children.

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