Soil can be polluted by harmful contaminants such as lead, asbestos, pesticides, herbicides, and heavy metals; so it’s important to test your soil before you even start your garden.
It was once considered a modern construction miracle with great potential. However, over the last several decades, asbestos has proven to cause more harm than good… Asbestos is a natural mineral fiber that was originally mined because of its resistance to heat, fire, and electricity. But, in the late 1970s, researchers began to find links between asbestos and a number of health-related risks. Because asbestos has a latency period of 10-50 years, cancers (including mesothelioma) and other illnesses (such as asbestosis) are harder to diagnose. The discovery of asbestos-linked illnesses.more