The following topics will be presented:
Common Contaminants and Human Exposure Risks of Urban Gardening. This presentation will provide an overview of common contaminants found in urban soils, plant uptake of contaminants and bioavailability and human exposure risks.
Using Soil Amendments to Reduce Human Exposure to Contaminants. This presentation will also explore the efficacy of using soil amendments in vegetable gardens to reduce food-chain transfer and bioaccessibility of contaminants.
Gardening at Brownfield Sites. The results from a series of test sites across the country will be shared to highlight key findings on using soil amendments to minimize exposure to contaminants. Best practices will be also discussed.