Lead Poisoning and Prevention


Safe gardening practices:
  • Maintain a ground cover of grass or mulch
  • Use raised bed gardens with a minimum depth of 18 inches
  • Remove/replace/remediate contaminated soil
  • Practice good personal habits and gardening practices, e.g., wear gloves when gardening, wash hands after gardening, wash produce before eating, and remove shoes outside to limit tracking dirt from garden into house
  • Set a good example for children to practice these healthy habits