Did you know that nearly a third of Sydney’s household veggie patches produce food that contains toxic levels of lead.

A study, headed by experts at Macquarie University, found that 31 per cent of all veggie gardens in Sydney “are likely to produce food exceeding Australian Government (lead) standards” compared to 19 per cent in Melbourne and Brisbane.

Sydney’s inner-city gardens are reportedly the most toxic, followed by the suburbs of Leichhardt, Marrickville, Ryde, Burwood, Strathfield, Liverpool, Merrylands and Canada Bay.

However, the suburbs of Blacktown, Baulkham Hills, Carlingford, Hornsby and Pennant Hills contain the lowest amounts of lead!

Find out more about the study here:

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