What is in your soil?
Although most people test their garden soil to be sure it is perfect for flowers and vegetables, they tend to forget to test for humans! Your soil can be harboring a host of contaminants, including PCBs radon, asbestos and lead. Lead in the soil is dangerous and far more common than most of us imagine. Simply opening or closing a window in a pre-1978 built home (the year lead paint was banned), can send lead paint dust flying through the air, landing in gardens, walkways, and the soil.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, a speck of lead dust, as small as a grain of sand, is enough to poison a child. Lead poisoning affects everyone, but most especially children, pregnant women and pets. If you live in a pre-1978 built home, or in a neighborhood that has older homes, it's important to test your soil for PCBs, radon, asbestos and lead.
We can help. Call us at 1-800-392-6468 to learn more about our environmental soil testing services.