Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

No Toxins Found in Vegetables Irrigated with Utah Lake Water


Below Detectable Levels

(Salt Lake City)  Tests of vegetables irrigated with Utah Lake water show no traces of toxins suspected of being present in the water.  GreenWater Laboratories of Palatka, Florida tested eleven samples of corn, zucchini, potatoes, and other vegetables collected from farms in South Salt Lake County on July 21, 2016. 
The lab was unable to detect any residue of the four toxins it was testing for (Anatoxin-a, Cylindrospermopsin, Microcystins, and Saxitoxin).    

“It is reassuring that the toxin levels were so far below the safe levels for human consumption that they were also below the detectable limits of the tests,” said Bracken Davis, Environmental Scientist with the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food.

GreenWater Laboratory’s test results are available here.

Contact: Larry Lewis (801) 538-7104
Cell (801) 514-2152
DATE: August 8, 2016







posted: August 8, 2016