Soil Contamination FAQ's

Very low concentrations of some heavy metals are necessary for plant nutrition and human health. In high concentrations, however, and when we are exposed to them over a long period of time, some of these same heavy metals can cause long-term health issues. Soil quality can be affected by what the land has been used for in the past, what pollutants are on the property (eg; a dwelling with lead-based paint), what has been or is being sprayed around your land, and how close you are to pollution sources.

 If you grow your own fruit and vegetables, you might want to test your soil for nutrient levels to ensure optimal growth, and you need to be sure that you're not indirectly ingesting high levels of heavy metals and contaminants when you eat your fresh produce. This is particularly important if you have children or pets, as they can put soil directly in their mouths. If your children or pets are sick for no obvious reason or your plants are dying, you need to find the cause. When you are buying a house, you want to know about potential issues during pre-purchase due diligence to avoid unexpected costs or health issues after you take ownership.


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