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IV. Integrative Project - Is my soil contaminated?

Representative Figures

Lead in Air (µg/m3) at selected sites in California and Arizona
US EPA Region 9 Lead Concentrations Air Quality Trends (1976-2004)

US Environmental Lead and Blood Lead Levels
J. Clin. Invest. 116(4) (2006) 853–857

Roadside Lead in Soil (Indianapolis)
Applied Geochemistry, 23 (2008) 2021-2039

Dots represent locations associated with lead-poisoned children under age 6; Wisconsin, 1996-2006.
The Legacy of Lead: Report on Childhood Lead Poisoning, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

US EPA: Older Homes & Buildings

Yardside Lead in Soil (Boston)
Journal of Urban Technology, 9(2) (2002) 1466-1853

Childhood Lead Poisoning Data, Statistics, and Surveillance,
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016

Getting the Dirt on Soil, US Geological Survey, 2014
No samples were taken within 200 meters of a major highway, within 100 meters of a building or structure, within 50 meters of a rural road or less than 5 kilometers downwind of any power plants or stacks.

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Last modified December 19, 2017.