Soil Contamination in East Chicago

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has documented that the soil in the West Calumet Housing Complex (WCHC) in East Chicago, Indiana contains elevated levels of lead and arsenic.

This page will address some of your questions and will also provide you with recommendations for reducing exposure to lead and arsenic from the soil in the WCHC.

Lead Exposure Resources

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Information Source

This material was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: 1U61TS000237-02 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-5-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.