HERCULES collaborative publication: “They Kept Going for Answers”: Knowledge, Capacity, and Environmental Health Literacy in Michigan’s PBB Contamination
The HERCULES Community Engagement Core partnered with the PBB Research Team and community partners, researchers at the University of Michigan’s P30 Center, and an oral historian at Central Michigan University to analyze oral histories from those who experienced the PBB contamination that occurred in Michigan in 1973. Their analysis suggests the importance of integrated frameworks for examining and promoting the critical role of community skills, leadership, participation, sense of community, and community power in promoting environmental health.
Lebow-Skelley E, Fremion BB, Quinn M, Makled M, Keon NB, Jelenek J, Crowley JA, Pearson MA, Schulz AJ. “They Kept Going for Answers”: Knowledge, Capacity, and Environmental Health Literacy in Michigan’s PBB Contamination. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Dec 12;19(24):16686. doi: 10.3390/ijerph192416686. PMID: 36554573; PMCID: PMC9779199.