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Participate in Soil Testing with Dr. Eri Saikawa from Emory University

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Hello dear readers! With the ever-growing concerns about soil health and its impact on our lives, understanding what’s beneath our feet has never been more essential.

What’s on the Horizon?
We’re excited to unveil the Community Science SoilSHOP event. It’s your unique opportunity to participate in soil testing with Emory University and get your soil scrutinized for lead and potentially harmful contaminants.

Event Details:

  • Date: November 4th, 2023
  • Time: 11 AM – 2 PM
  • Venue: Shiloh High School, Snellville, GA
  • Organized by: Georgia Youth Sustainability Conference

Want to participate? Here’s how:

  1. Fill in the Form: To ensure a seamless experience, please indicate your interest. As a prerequisite, you must have already purchased a ticket for the conference, and then fill out the form.
  2. Collect Your Soil Sample: Unsure of how? We’ve got you! Dive into our Educational Resources for a step-by-step guide.
  3. Visit & Get Results: Join us at the venue, and we’ll provide instant feedback about your soil’s health.

Why Should You Care About Soil Testing? ๐ŸŒฟ

Well, soil is what sustains us. However, the sad truth is that it can sometimes be laced with harmful chemicals like lead. This poses significant health risks, especially to the younger ones among us.

By taking part in this SoilSHOP event, you can understand the quality of your soil and the potential risks associated. Knowing is half the battle!

Impact of Lead on Health:

  • Children: Potential for neurological issues, learning disabilities, speech problems, and more.
  • Adults: Risk factors include fertility issues, memory problems, elevated blood pressure, and beyond.

Keen on creating a safer environment for yourself and your loved ones? Join the movement. Participate, learn, and drive change!

For further questions or specifics, do connect with the Saikawa Lab directly at

๐Ÿ“– About Dr. Eri Saikawa

A beacon in environmental research, Professor Eri Saikawa seamlessly blends atmospheric chemistry, environmental health, and climate science. With a quest to decode emissions tied to air pollution and their health implications, her current undertakings touch on diverse topics like the health aftermath of plastic burning in Guatemala. Institutions like the Emory Global Health Institute and NIH are steadfast supporters of her mission.

Read her full bio here.

Together, let’s work towards a cleaner, greener, and healthier community! ๐ŸŒ

I am Akshay Dinesh, a student in 11th Grade attending Alliance Academy for Innovation in Forsyth County. With a strong passion for environmental sustainability, I am actively inspiring and empowering my peers to join me in taking small steps towards a greener world. Together, as a united force, let's make a positive impact and build a sustainable world we can all be proud of!

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