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Your Environment. Your Health.

Research Briefs: Brown University

Superfund Research Program

Community Engagement Core

Project Leader: Scott Frickel
Grant Number: P42ES013660
Funding Period: 2005-2021

Research Briefs

  • 227 - Lead Discovered at Higher Levels Below the Soil Surface -- Thompson, Boekelheide
    Release Date: 11/06/2013

    Measuring lead soil contamination at the surface may miss higher concentrations just below the ground, according to a new study from the Brown University Superfund Research Program (SRP). Researchers analyzed hundreds of soil samples from residential properties around six water tower sites in southern Rhode Island and found that even when lead levels on the surface are low, concentrations can be greater at depths down to a foot.

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