Contamination

EarthTalk
10:04 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Ghost Factories

Rusty remains at an old lead smelting mill.
Credit Simon Bowen

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Dear EarthTalk: What are “ghost factories?”                                           -- Philip Walker, Hartford, CT

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The Salt
8:23 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Your Salad: A Search For Where The Wild Things Were

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 5:15 pm

When you tear open a bag of prewashed salad greens, do you worry that this superhealthful fast food could actually make you sick?

The companies that sold you that salad do worry about it. Because no matter how much they try to keep dangerous microbes out of that bag, they can't seem to guarantee that they've caught every one.

This week, for instance, Dole Foods recalled thousands of bags of lettuce after a few leaves from one of those bags turned up positive for Salmonella bacteria.

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