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Urban Gardening and Lead Exposure – University of Cincinnati

Tips for growing safely in the city and preventing childhood lead poisoning

University of Cincinnati Health and Medical News

Bill Menrath – Lead expert and Senior Research Associate, UC Department of Environmental Health

Nick Newman, DO – Director, Pediatric Environmental Health and Lead Clinic, cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Lead experts from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center talk about ways to reduce the risk of lead exposure when gardening on city plots.

February 2, 2013   Comments Off on Urban Gardening and Lead Exposure – University of Cincinnati

First urban agriculture book published in the Sinhala language

Front Cover Thilak T. Ranasinghe mail

Sinhala is the mother tongue of the Sinhalese people, who make up the largest ethnic group in Sri Lanka, numbering about 15 million.

Pawele Arthikaya Nangwana Nagarika Krushikarmaya means Urban Agriculture that Improves Family Economy.
By Dr. Thilak T. Ranasinghe – Email:
The book has pictures and line drawings with 272 pages. Sri Lanka

Forward is written by Thusitha Malalasekera – Veteran Science Writer -cum- Health Communicator

He trusts that the book fills very much needed gap in Sinhala Agricultural Literature which paves the way to an active lifestyle change by guiding people for urban agriculture (UA) while observing the concept of the Family Business Garden (FBG). By so doing, the book fulfils one of the national needs in the country.

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February 2, 2013   3 Comments