The Mohawk Nation Community of Akwesasne is concerned about possible effects of PCBs in their waterways. Researchers from the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology are studying the psychological development of the adolescents, while colleague Lawrence Schell of the Departments of Anthropology and Epidemiology is studying the physical development of the same adolescents. A major component of the current 5-year project is community outreach. This involves community meetings, workshops (such as on healthy fish preparation), newspaper articles, and a regular Mohawk language radio show.
Dr. Joan Newman