Soil tests reveal presence of lead, arsenic or chlordane at 18 schools on Hawaii island
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COURTESY HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Soil contaminants from historic practices can be suspect in building perimeter areas. Playing in bare soils or gardening activities in these areas could expose children to soil contaminants.
“Lead and arsenic don’t do any skin absorption. With inhalation, because it’s in dirt and soil already, to absorb enough inhalation-wise, the dust would make you sick before the metals.”
Dr. Diana Felton
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