Contaminants and Soil

Soil and gardening
  • Arsenic

  • How to avoid exposure; health effects and health standards.
  • Asbestos in Soil

  • Regulations and rule for removing soil with asbestos-containing materials.
  • Blastomycosis

  • Symptoms, prevention, treatment, statistics and maps, and info for providers.
  • Gardening in Urban Soil

  • Ways to get your garden ready-to-grow food that is healthy to eat while lowering your possible exposure to chemicals in urban soil.
  • Hazardous Waste Sites

  • How to report a concern with a chemical exposure, how MDH evaluates sites where chemicals have been released.
  • Radon

  • How to get a radon test kit, how to reduce exposure, mitigation advice, and resources for medical providers and mitigators.
  • Vapor Intrusion

  • What can be done to reduce contaminants that can move from air spaces in soil to indoor air.

Spotlight

  • If you are a Minneapolis resident with radon levels over 4 pCi/L there may be an opportunity for you to receive a grant for radon mitigation. For more information, visit the City of Minneapolis website.