We are working in Troy, NY (USA) and Arica, Chile to build healthy relationships between people and soil. This means discovering the ways that we rely on soils in our communities, as well as detecting contaminants – like lead and arsenic – that sometimes make soil hazardous. We want to build safer soils in the places where we live, work, and play. Curious? Here you can check out our comic book, read about our research, and learn how to take action in your community.

Listen to part 1 and part 2 of a radio documentary about our soil testing with youth at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY, produced by Sina Basila Hickey for WOOC community radio.

Project News

Using Red Cabbage to Measure pH

One of the bulletin boards in the hallway outside of the Ramírez-Andreotta laboratory at the University of Arizona had the following poster that describes how to use red cabbage for measuring pH: It may be Read more…

Dan Visited the ALEC Lab and their ICP-MS

Today Dan visited the Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants (ALEC) at the University of Arizona where the Troy soil samples prepared in the Ramírez-Andreotta laboratory were sent for analysis using their inductively coupled plasma mass Read more…