Title Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) Newsletter 14:5 (May 2023) Media type Other Date 05/1/23 Description Feature Article, "Oral Histories Inform a New Environmental Health Literacy Framework"
Learning from past environmental disasters can help inform the response to future ones. This is the premise of research conducted by a team from Emory University, the University of Michigan, Central Michigan University, and community partners. A December 2022 paper describes the team’s 2018 efforts to collect and analyze oral histories from people who experienced the aftermath of polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) contamination in Michigan in 1973. The contamination occurred when a manufacturer mistakenly distributed flame retardant instead of livestock feed components to Michigan farmers.
Persons Brittany Fremion