Mi Lead Safe
Cover soil that has lead in it with plants that aren’t going to be eaten – like grass or flowers.
Plant grass or small plants near the house to keep lead contaminated soil from being tracked inside.
Take your shoes off before entering home or living areas.
Place doormats outside and inside all entryways to prevent lead contaminated soil from being tracked in the house.
Wash your hands before eating.
Garden safely by:
Using raised gardening beds with a barrier, such as landscape fabric or newspaper, on the bottom and fill with at least 12 inches of clean soil.
Washing fruits and vegetables before eating them.
Getting rid of the outer leaves of leafy vegetables like heads of lettuce or cabbage.
Peeling root vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, and beets before eating; throw away the peels.
Covering the soil in your garden and walking paths with a thick layer of mulch, clean compost, or straw.