Actions to Minimise Impact From Potentially Hazardous Soils

When pesticide residues are present in the soil, but are below the relevant soil guideline values, several actions can be taken to minimise the chance of contact with contaminant residues.

  • Maintain a dense grass coverage; this acts as a barrier to contact with the soil underneath.
  • Cover any disturbed or excavated soil with bark, mulch or plastic.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables from your garden before eating.
  • Wash hands after playing outside or gardening, and before meals and snacks.
  • Remove footwear before entering the house.

For more information contact our Resource Scientist (Contaminants)