Published on April 5, 2016
MDARD awarded a state grant to Michigan Food and Farming Systems to support urban agriculture in Flint in partnership with edible flint, Genesee County MSU Extension and other partners to address residual soil lead risks from past land uses.
Published on May 27, 2013
Spring cleaning is an annual ritual. Whether you’re cleaning, remodeling or renovating, you need to become knowledgeable about potential lead contamination and sources.
Published on May 23, 2014
Learn common sources of lead and what you can do to minimize the risk for yourself and family members developing lead poisoning.
Published on February 10, 2016
In situations where heavy metals like lead and arsenic may be high in the soil, selecting certain vegetables to grow can lower the risk of heavy metal exposure.
Published on February 11, 2016
Lead exposure is an issue that concerns thousands of people in communities throughout Michigan
Published on December 27, 2013
Soil contamination can be a constraint on urban agriculture, but there are methods to mitigate exposure.
Published on February 24, 2016
Proper testing for lead can help you determine if your drinking water is safe.
Published on January 26, 2016
With the news of lead contamination in the City of Flint’s water supply, people who farm and garden in the city are questioning the safety of growing in soil that has been irrigated with contaminated water.
Published on February 26, 2016
From charging residents for water filters to fake charities, there are people trying to take advantage of the crisis in Flint.
Published on December 17, 2015
The Flint mayor has issued a state of emergency for the city regarding the levels of lead in the drinking water, which may have an effect on domesticated animals.