Soil Contaminant Materials & Resources

Soil Contaminant Materials & Resources

The following materials were developed by the Duke University Superfund Research Center Community Engagement Core.

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Soil Contaminant Fact Sheets

Coming soon!

General Gardening Best Practices

10 Healthy Garden Habits for reducing exposure to soil contaminants

‘Gardening Safely’ Video Series

“What are soil contaminants?”

“Exposure routes & health risks”

“How can I learn more about my garden site?

“How can I limit exposure in the garden?”

Soil Testing and Exposure Assessment Resources

Duke University and NC State Extension Gardener ProgramCheck Your Dirt NC! Gardener Decision Tool

Boston University School of Public HealthHow to take a soil sample (video)

Urban Gardening in and around Brownfields

NC State UniversityMinimizing Risks of Soil Contaminants in Urban Gardens

US EPA Steps to Creating a Community Garden or Expand Urban Agriculture at a Brownfields Site