Backyards in New York City can have lead (Pb) levels far exceeding the residential soil limit. Pb is a heavy metal that can be harmful to your child’s health. However, there is no easy way to predict whether your soils have high Pb: the best way is to test it.

Researchers are interested in learning more about where high levels of Pb are in our environment – and we need your help. We are looking for people who would be interested in testing their soil for lead (for free) as part of a confidential study by Columbia University and Barnard College in collaboration with Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG).

If you are interested to test your soil for lead, please enter your contact information by clicking here or on the Sign Up Now button.