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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.
http://www.cozinco.com/

Canada's fertilizer regulations. Check out Memo No. T-4-111.
http://aceis.agr.ca/fpi/fertinfo/t-4-0e.html

The Right-to-Know Network
http://www.rk.net/

Medline, the world's largest database of medical research studies, now free. Try "cadmium and lead."
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/

Greenpeace
http://www.greenpeace.org/~usa

The National Lead Information Center
http://nsc.org/ehc/lead.htm

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
http://atsdr1.atsdr.cdc.gov:8080/atddrhome.html

Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County
http://www.metrokc.gov/hazwaste

Heavy Metals in the Mississippi River
http://waisqvarsa.er.usgs.gov/public/pubs/circ1133/heavy-metals.html

Heavy Metals
http://www.frisby.com/hvymetals.html

Institute of Soil Science
http://vendigo.uni-soilsci.gwdg.de

Westco Fertilizer Web site
http://www.westcoag.com

Soil Science Society of America
http://www.soils.org/sssa.html

National Agricultural Library
http://www.nalusda.gov

Let us know what you think. E-mail Duff Wilson at dwil-new@seatimes.com

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