Waste Lands: The Threat of Toxic Fertilizer
Published January 14, 2002
This report provides an introduction to the widespread problem of toxic fertilizers in the U.S. It discusses the results of tests performed on 29 fertilizers -- in which 22 toxic metals were found -- and lists the known and suspected health effects of each metal. Read about the potential problems of insufficient EPA regulation of toxic waste in fertilizers, and the lack of labeling on fertilizer packaging. The report also provides recommendations for state and federal agencies for developing a safe policy on toxic fertilizers.