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Evaluation of lead content of kale (Brassica oleraceae) commercially-available in Buncombe County, North Carolina

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The vegetable kale has the ability to draw heavy metals from soil, and consequently expose humans to lead. This study measured the concentration of lead in kale commercially obtained in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Although lead intake should be avoided whenever possible, the lead concentrations in these kale samples were detectable but negligible.