Resources for Mitigating Chemical Contaminants of Garden Soils

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The Duke University Superfund Research Center’s Community Engagement Core, working with N.C. Cooperative Extension has created resources to help you better understand:

  • what chemical soil contaminants may be present in your garden
  • how to test your soil for contaminants;
  • how to avoid introducing further contamination into your gardens through safe gardening management practices; and
  • how to limit your exposure to contaminants in the garden to protect your health and safety. 
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These resources include:

Find these resources under Urban Soils.“  All non-video resources are available to be downloaded as PDFs. Know your garden soil so you can enjoy all the health benefits of gardening without taking unnecessary risks.

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Lucy Bradley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lucy BradleyConsumer and Community Horticulture Professor and Extension Specialist Call Dr. Lucy Email Dr. Lucy Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Posted on Dec 1, 2021
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