As a law firm with years of experience in New York lead posioning cases

we have seen the effects lead can have on families, especially children.  Often, people only think of the lead poisoning occurring from within a building from paint or a from the water coming through old pipes, but a recent New York Times Article shows that lead has seeped into gardens throughout New York. Lead can come from paint removal , leaded gasoline, heavily trafficked roadways or even leaded pesticides and permeate your home grown foods. The harmful effects can last generations.

The side effects of Lead Poisoning can include

  • loss of appetite
  • constipation or nausea
  • stomach pain
  • yellow coloring of the skin
  • excessive tiring or weakness
  • weight loss
  • insomnia
  • headache
  • nervous irritability
  • tremors
  • numbness
  • dizziness
  • hyperactivity
  • anxiety.

The New York Times Article is a must read if you currently have or are considering an urban garden and want to avoid the harmful effects of lead poisoning.