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Name: Therese W.
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Date: 2001-2002


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Could there be any health risks from eating vegetables and fruit grown in soil which had previously had rubbish burned on it. The rubbish included tantalized timber and various types of plastic?


Replies:
I would guess that there would be problems. Plants do accumulate minerals and toxins from the soil, and are sometimes grown for the purpose of "phytoremediation".

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.



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