Map: Detroit Garden Soil Sample Tests 2004-2016

2016_KGD_Soil-Test-Map

Keep Growing Detroit offers soil tests to its network of gardeners (Garden Resource Program) and has since collected quite a large dataset of soil samples specifically looking for lead in the soil. The soil samples are obviously taken in sites where people are active and so high lead tests match fairly well with areas that have high childhood lead exposures. The areas with the darkest red test results also appear to match historic industrial sites in Detroit where soils may be forever contaminated.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s