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  1. Soil Lead Myths and Facts

    https://dirt.osu.edu/urban-agriculture-outreach/lead-myths-and-facts

      Myth: All urban soils are polluted and it is not safe for me to garden: I need to build raised ... beds. Facts: While urban soils may have elevated lead, most are not sufficiently contaminated to pose ... a significant health risk. Research [1] suggests most urban soils have lower lead concentrations than the EPA’s ...

  2. About

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    Environmental Chemistry lab has developed techniques to remediate soil quality and contamination in urban soils ... to protect human and ecosystem health. We specialize in: Remediation of soils contaminated with heavy ... (e.g., crop, animal), and ecological bioavailability and risk Using amendments to improve soil health Our ...

  3. Myths and Facts: Lead

    https://dirt.osu.edu/urban-agriculture-outreach/myths-and-facts-lead

    Myth: All urban soils are polluted and it is not safe for me to garden: I need to build raised ... beds. Facts: While urban soils may have elevated lead, most are not sufficiently contaminated to pose ... a significant health risk. Research [1] suggests most urban soils have lower lead concentrations than the EPA’s ...

  4. Teaching

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    chemistries of agricultural/environmental systems on risk and environmental impact.  Environmental soil ... quality, and remediation of contaminated soil.  Course included hands-on experience with modern techniques ...         Environment and Natural Resources 5279:  Urban Soils and Ecosystem Services: Assessment and ...

  5. Soil Heavy Metal Testing

    https://dirt.osu.edu/urban-agriculture-outreach/soil-heavy-metal-testing

    These soil heavy metal testing packages are designed for gardens and urban farms (more ... common urban contaminants: lead, arsenic, and cadmium Complete Urban Garden Package    Nutrients+ Heavy ... recommendation (Example Report).  Interpretations for soil lead results are also given in Interpreting Garden ...

  6. Soil Lead

    https://dirt.osu.edu/urban-agriculture-outreach/soil-lead

    Pb-contaminated soils Gardeners face additional exposure to soil Pb through incidental ingestion of dust while ... contaminated soils can be managed or treated to reduce risk from incidental ingestion and plant uptake (See  ... History The most common urban legacy contaminant is lead (Pb) due to its ubiquitous historical use ...

  7. ENR 8897 Graduate Research Proposal Symposium

    https://senr.osu.edu/events/enr-8897-graduate-research-proposal-symposium

    Stabilization in Ohio Soils Matthew Dowiatt- Assessing Domestic Adaptation Policy Responses in light of Urban ... Inequalities, and Urban Stream Ecology Austin Miles- Changes in the Social Networks Associated with the Maumee ... Pools and Soil Physical Properties. Thomas Doohan- Impact of Mineralogy on Soil Organic Matter ...

  8. Soil Blending

    https://dirt.osu.edu/research-areas/soil-blending

    horticulture potting blend) Bio-retention soil blends for contaminant sorption from urban storm water Current ... capable of sorbing lead and organic contaminants. This material could be useful to include in soil blends ... Highlights Soil chemical physical properties tailored to soil blend end-use (i.e. landscape, ...

  9. Publications

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    (Pb) standards in urban soils and gardens Heather Henry, Marisa F. Naujokas, Chammi Attanayake, ... Scheckel 2015 Urban agriculture, soil remediation In vitro bioaccessibility and in vivo relative ... public and regulatory acceptance for urban soil management approaches Obrycki, John F,  Nicholas T. ...

  10. News Articles- 2019

    https://brown.osu.edu/program-areas/master-gardener-volunteers/news-articles-2019

    January, 2019 Don’t Guess, Soil Test! Planning a Tea Garden While the Snow Flies Questions to Ask Before ... February Caring for Your Amaryllis Learn More About Pollinators February’s List for the Garden ...

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