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Toxics Cleanup Program


Areawide Soil Contamination Project

Toolbox Chapter 5

Individual protection measures are simple, day-to-day things that individuals can do to limit or reduce exposure to soil contaminants.  Examples include hand washing, removing shoes before entering homes, using gloves while gardening, scrubbing fruits and vegetables before eating them, wet mopping to clean surfaces indoors, bathing pets, and washing toddler toys.

This toolbox contains four sets of example practices: