Dirt Alert program

Industrial air emissions and pesticides used in farming have polluted large areas of soil with arsenic and lead. Our Dirt Alert program provides information on how you can protect yourself and your family.

Arsenic and lead are toxic and can be harmful to human health

Children are especially vulnerable because they are still growing and they are more likely to accidentally swallow contaminated dirt. This type of pollution, called area-wide soil contamination, puts many of communities at risk. 

General locations of major smelters and orchard lands in Washington.