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   Grand Lake Watershed Mercury Study Video Series

What is our study?

Dr. Laurel Schaider introduces the goals for our study and how community members came up with the research questions and played central roles in developing and implementing our study.

Why did we do our study?

Earl Hatley of the LEAD Agency describes how community concerns about mercury in the local watershed turned into a partnership with Harvard School of Public Health and University of Oklahoma for a four year study.

How do we test fish samples?

Dr. Bob Lynch describes how we collected fish and demonstrates how he prepares fish samples for analysis.

How do we analyze fish and hair samples?

Dr. Zhao Dong describes how she measures mercury levels in fish samples and in people's hair as a marker of their mercury exposure.

What did we find?

Dr. Laurel Schaider describes our key study findings about mercury levels in commonly-consumed fish in the Grand Lake watershed and mercury exposure among people who eat fish from the watershed.

How did we engage the community?

Rebecca Jim and Ann Backus discuss the community's role in shaping and developing our study and examples of how community members and researchers can work together to develop effective outreach approaches.

 Other water quality and environmental health videos

Blue Green Algae: Causes and What You Can Do

Dr. Bob Lynch discusses the causes of blue green algae outbreaks and what residents can do to prevent them. In 2011, Grand Lake had a severe outbreak of blue green algae.

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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences The Grand Lake Watershed Mercury Study is supported with funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Grant No.1R21ES017941.

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