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Growing and Eating Fruits and Vegetables Safely

Growing and Eating Fruits and Vegetables Safely

We often receive inquiries about vegetable gardening on real or suspected contaminated areas (neighborhoods that were once landfills or were filled in with waste, former agricultural land, etc). Last fall we produced and distributed a fact sheet, “Growing and Eating Fruits and Vegetables Safely” to assist the public in growing gardens safely.

We recently revised the fact sheet to include guidance regarding gardening over septic tanks. Attached is the newly revised version. The fact sheet provides questions and answers about gardening and real or potentially contaminated soils.

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HHS Contact

Main Office

131 Coventry Street
Hartford CT, 06112
Phone: (860) 757-4700
Fax: (860) 722-6851
8am - 5pm

Community Services Division 

Phone: (860) 757-4730

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division 

Phone: (860) 757-4830

Fax: (860) 722-6826

Maternal & Child Health Division

(860) 757-4820

Environmental Health Division 

Phone: (860) 757-4760

Fax: (860) 722-6677

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM