soilSHOPs and You

A group of people holding soil with grout for growing.

Soil Screening, Health, Outreach, and Partnership (soilSHOP) is a part of ATSDR’s efforts to reduce people’s exposures to lead. soilSHOPs are free community events that are meant to help people learn if their soil has lead and how to reduce exposures to lead in soil.

At soilSHOP events you can receive

  • free soil screening for lead,
  • information on safe gardening practices,
  • ways to protect children from lead exposure, and
  • one-on-one health education to discuss your soil sample results and steps to prevent exposures.
soilSHOP Videos

Watch our video library to learn more about soilSHOP, how to collect soil, and the problem with lead.

Page last reviewed: May 24, 2022