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Dirt Alert: Soil Sampling & Safety Guidance for People Concerned about Arsenic & Lead

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
06-09-099January 2007February 2023
VIEW NOW Dirt Alert: Soil Sampling & Safety Guidance for People Concerned about Arsenic & Lead (Number of pages: 13) (Publication Size: 1347KB)
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Author(s) Erika Beresovoy
Description This guide contains step-by-step instructions for sampling soil from your property for arsenic and lead. It will help you select an appropriate lab for analysis and provides the directions to give the lab when submitting your samples. The user-friendly guide also describes the health effects of exposure to arsenic and lead in soil and simple actions you and your family can take to decrease contact with soil contaminants.
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Keywords lab analysis, soil, health, smelter, soil sampling, pesticide, lead, contamination, arsenic
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