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dc.contributor.authorRamirez-Andreotta, Monica D
dc.contributor.authorLothrop, Nathan
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Sarah T
dc.contributor.authorRoot, Robert A
dc.contributor.authorArtiola, Janick F
dc.contributor.authorKlimecki, Walter
dc.contributor.authorLoh, Miranda
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-03T21:51:52Z
dc.date.available2019-07-03T21:51:52Z
dc.date.issued2015-07-21
dc.identifier.citationRamirez-Andreotta, M.D., Lothrop, N., Wilkinson, S.T. et al. J Environ Stud Sci (2016) 6: 543. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13412-015-0297-xen_US
dc.identifier.issn2190-6483
dc.identifier.pmid27595054
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s13412-015-0297-x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/633293
dc.description.abstractUnderstanding a community’s concerns and infor-mational needs is crucial to conducting and improving envi-ronmental health research and literacy initiatives. We hypoth-esized that analysis of community inquiries over time at alegacy mining site would be an effective method for assessingenvironmental health literacy efforts and determining whethercommunity concerns were thoroughly addressed. Through aqualitative analysis, we determined community concerns atthe time of being listed as a Superfund site. We analyzedhow community concerns changed from this starting pointover the subsequent years, and whether: (1) communicationmaterials produced by the U.S. Environmental ProtectionAgency and other media were aligned with community con-cerns; and (2) these changes demonstrated a progression of thecommunity’s understanding resulting from community in-volvement and engaged research efforts. We observed thatwhen the Superfund site was first listed, community memberswere most concerned with USEPA management, remediation,site-specific issues, health effects, and environmental monitor-ing efforts related to air/dust and water. Over the next 5 years,community inquiries shifted significantly to include exposureassessment and reduction methods and issues unrelated to thesite, particularly the local public water supply and home watertreatment systems. Such documentation of community inqui-ries over time at contaminated sites is a novel method to assessenvironmental health literacy efforts and determine whethercommunity concerns were thoroughly addressed.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13412-015-0297-xen_US
dc.rights© AESS 2015en_US
dc.subjectSuperfund Siteen_US
dc.subjectcommunity engaged researchen_US
dc.subjectcommunity engagementen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental health literacyen_US
dc.subjecthazardous waste siteen_US
dc.subjectlegacy mining wasteen_US
dc.titleAnalyzing Patterns of Community Interest at a Legacy Mining Waste Site to Assess and Inform Environmental Health Literacy Effortsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Soil Water & Environm Scien_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Mel & Enid Zuckerman Coll Publ Hlthen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Pharmacolen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Environmental Studies and Sciencesen_US
dc.description.note12 month embargo; published online: 21 July 2015en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of environmental studies and sciences
refterms.dateFOA2016-07-21T00:00:00Z


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