Heavy metal testing in soil samples

Asked July 15, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT

Hi, Can you direct me to someone who does heavy metal content analysis in garden soils? I am interested in finding out if contaminates in concrete are leaching into the soil. Thank you, Liz

Montgomery County Virginia soil testing soils

2 Responses

A&L Eastern Lab (http://al-labs-eastern.com/Default.aspx) in Richmond, VA performs extraction and analysis of heavy metals in soil.

You should understand that the mere presence of metals in the soil does not indicate contamination. All soils contain background concentrations of metals. Proper interpretation of the analytical results is critical.

Thank you for the suggestions.