Is Soil Sold For Gardening Tested For Lead Or Arsenic?

Q: Is soil sold for gardening routinely tested for lead or arsenic? Should I be concerned? 

A: My bet is that all of the commercial or bagged soils are tested for lead. I doubt that bulk soil, delivered by the truckload, is tested. It is easy to submit a sample of soil to the University of Georgia soil laboratory for testing. It only costs $12.00. Your local UGA Extension office can provide instructions.

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