Soil Screening, Health, Outreach, and Partnership (soilSHOP) events provide community members with free lead screening of soil gathered from their gardens or outdoor play area(s). Through soilSHOPs, ATSDR and partner organizations provide health education and outreach to help people learn if their soil is contaminated and how to reduce exposures.
Plan your own soilSHOP event. Use our resources and templates to customize a soilSHOP for your community.
Learn more about lead, safe gardening, and best practices for reducing exposure to contaminants in soil.
Communities that are concerned about lead and other contaminants, or that are interested in assessing and cleaning contaminated vacant lots to use as gardens, may wish to contact their local, State or Tribal brownfields program or EPA Regional Brownfields program offices for further technical assistance.