New Yorkers may have more to worry about than their cholesterol when sitting down to their next plate of eggs. After testing eggs sourced from chickens in NYC neighborhood gardens, the New York State Department of Health found that many from Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens contained detectable levels of lead. 28 of the 58 eggs tested contained lead in 10-74 parts per billion, with one example scoring 100 parts per billion. The findings are a wake-up call that while being a locavore is a healthy and sustainable lifestyle choice, New Yorkers still need to be careful how they keep their chickens and where they purchase their eggs.
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