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Free Soil Education and Soil Lead Screening! Saturday, May 20, 2023, 9am – 2pmBraddock Farm Stand

5-6-23 Are you interested in the condition of your soil? Do you garden or grow crops? Do children spend a lot of time in your yard? Are you concerned about soil exposures?


Join federal, state, and community partners for a Free Soil Education and Soil Lead Screening Event! We will discuss everything soil – including gardening in an urban and historically industrial environment, soil health, and reducing exposures to potential soil contaminants. There is also a free soil lead screening if you bring a dry soil sample to the event from 9am to 12pm.

Reply to info@valleycleanair.com to receive the PDF event file providing soil sample collection instructions!


JOIN US, RAIN OR SHINE! • Saturday, May 20, 2023 9am-2pm ET • Braddock Farm Stand 1000 Braddock Ave, Braddock PA,15104


AGENDA Soil Lead Screening • 9am-12pm ET

Soil Education Event • 12:30-2pm ET


COMMON SOIL LEAD SOURCES:

Soil next to older (pre-1978) homes and under drip lines of older roofs;

Living near highways or in more urban areas; or

Living near current or former smelters or air emission facilities.


EVENT PARTNERS Grow Pittsburgh, Allegheny County Conservation District,

Pennsylvania Department of Health, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and

Women for a Healthy Environment.


Pennsylvania Department of Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry are currently working together to produce a health assessment of residents of Clairton and Glassport.


For more information contact Germaine Gooden-Patterson, germaine@womenforahealthyenvironment.org . Germaine is a Steering Committee Member of Valley Clean Air Now (VCAN)

Tom Bailey VCAN Secretary


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