Food for Thought. Paul W. Locke MassDEP Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup One Winter Street Boston, MA 02108 Paul.Locke@state.ma.us. Addressing the Gardening Pathway. 1. Let’s Talk About Gardens. Who here gardens? How large is your garden? Who is still eating homegrown produce in January?.
Food for Thought
Paul W. LockeMassDEP Bureau of Waste Site CleanupOne Winter Street
Boston, MA 02108
Addressing the Gardening Pathway
Locations Exempt from MCP,
Locations Excluded from MCP,
Locations consistent with Background
… BUT still could pose a risk…
WARNING: Graphic NOT drawn to scale!
Gardening in Urban Soils
W. Heiger-Bernays & Many, Many Students & Collaborators
BU School of Public Health
Boston Community Gardens VS
Exposure is REAL (multiple routes)!!!
Toxicity of these agents is understood