Copyright © 1997 The Seattle Times Company
Thursday, July 3, 1997

Resources on the World Wide Web

Some of the best links on the World Wide Web discussing heavy metals in recycled fertilizer:

Cozinco tests competitors' fertilizers for lead and says its own product is safer.

Canada's fertilizer regulations. Check out Memo No. T-4-111.

The Right-to-Know Network

Medline, the world's largest database of medical research studies, now free. Try "cadmium and lead."


The National Lead Information Center

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County

Heavy Metals in the Mississippi River

Heavy Metals

Institute of Soil Science

Westco Fertilizer Web site

Soil Science Society of America

National Agricultural Library

Let us know what you think. E-mail Duff Wilson at

Background & related info.

  • Fear in the Fields, Part 1 & 2
  • Examples throughout the country
  • Tag-along toxics
  • From factories to fields
  • Two approaches to toxins in fertilizer
  • Chart: heavy metals in fertilizers
  • What's known, and not known, about toxics, plants and soil
  • Experts: How to reduce risk
  • Here are some officials to call or write