on community feedback, we focused on taking off your shoes. This is an easy way to reduce the risk from
arsenic and lead that may be in the dirt that is tracked into your home. The
former ASARCO smelter left arsenic and lead in the soil in King, Pierce, and
North Thurston counties (see map of affected area here, in English).
Dirt Alert program has a website with a list of more Healthy Actions (in Spanish and English).
We also created a new page on www.DirtAlert.info (the Dirt Alert Partner website) in Spanish that gives people some basic information and links to more resources about the Dirt Alert program.
is not our first Dirt Alert outreach in Spanish. In 2014, Ecology translated
several webpages about the Tacoma Smelter Plume into Spanish (see picture below) to reach the Spanish
speaking community in the Plume.