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Backyard hens' eggs contain 40 times more lead on average than shop eggs, research finds

By Mark Patrick Taylor, Chief Environmental Scientist, EPA Victoria; Honorary Professor, Macquarie University
Dorrit E. Jacob, Professor, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University
Vladimir Strezov, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, Macquarie University
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Lead levels in backyard hen eggs are often much higher than in eggs bought in the shops. A new study of soil lead, chickens and eggs locates the high-risk areas in our biggest cities.The Conversation

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