In this episode of NIEHS’s Podcast, Environmental Health Chat, HERCULES Investigator Eri Saikawa and Rosario Hernandez, Executive Director of Historic Westside Gardens, discuss their partnership that was initiated with a HERCULES Pilot Award. They work with residents living in Atlanta’s Westside community to test their soil for lead and other contaminants and raise awareness of children’s health risks associated with exposure. Results from their urban gardening study led to the removal of lead-contaminated soil in Atlanta neighborhoods. Read more about the project here and the resulting EPA Superfund Site here.
Listen to the episode: Environmental Health Chat