28 de mar de 2016

Researchers aim to understand 7 effects of Flint water crisis (Implementação do Plano de Segurança da Água)

Somente após o grave problema a solução será o Plano de Segurança da Água. Tema que a SETRI vem trabalhando desde 2009.
No Brasil a Portaria 2914 já menciona a necessidade de ser feito o Plano de Segurança da Água.
A SETRI é pioneira no Plano de Segurança da Água para Edificações e Indústrias desxe 2009.
Mari Copeny, 8, of Flint, stands with a protest sign during a #Justice4Flint rally at Wilson Park on University of Michigan-Flint's campus on Sunday, March 6, 2016 in downtown Flint. Jake May | MLive.com

FLINT, MI -- Using a portion of more than $100,000 in seed funding from the University of Michigan, experts will study the effects of the Flint water crisis, including the impact it has on youth perceptions and on population loss.
University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announced in January that he would allocate $131,500 in donor gifts to get work started quickly. In all, seven projects were chosen for the funding.
Each project focuses on understanding ways the water crisis affected, and continues to affect, Flint and its residents. They'll work to understand the medical, psycho-social, developmental and economic impact of the water crisis, according to a report from the university
Research teams include experts from the School of Public Health, UM-Flint's School of Health Professions and Studies, Wayne State University and Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine.
Here is a description of each project.
The effects of the Flint water crisis on population dynamics: Will residents flee Flint?
Professors from the University of Michigan's Department of Earth and Resource Science will study how the water crisis affects the population in Flint. Researchers believe the population will drop more quickly than anticipated prior to the water crisis. The team will try to determine if the people considering leaving Flint vary geographically, demographically or socioeconomically from other residents.
Empowering Flint Youth through Digital Storytelling: A Case Study
Teachers at all three University of Michigan campuses will team up with Genesee Intermediate School District's Early College, teaching students digital journalism so that they can tell their and other people's stories about their experiences with the Flint water crisis.
Toward long-term water safety in Flint
Water quality experts from Wayne State University and U-M Flint and Ann Arbor campuses will study and assess the water system. They will develop a water safety plan and an implement strategy for long-term engagement about water quality.
Flint water crisis and the youth of Flint: What about our future?
A professor from the U-M School of Public Health will work with the Flint Odyssey House Health Awareness Center to host community forums with Flint youths. The goal is to find out what youth perspectives are on the water crisis, including what they think it means for their future and what they think needs to be done to protect their future. The team hopes to submit a proposal to National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and relevant foundations.
Effects of Flint water crisis on vulnerable adults
Gerontology researchers will study effects of lead exposure on vulnerable populations, such as younger people with disabilities and older people. The team plans to use existing data to examine effects of lead exposure on people who were receiving home care services in the Flint area. The Valley Area Agency on Aging of Flint will work with researchers.
Planning for development of a longitudinal study of the impact of the water crisis on the Flint community
A six-person team of experts from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and in Flint, along with Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine will study the effects of lead on all ages of people. They will follow people from different age groups indefinitely to better understand the medical, psycho-social, developmental and economic impacts of lead over the course of a lifetime.
Flint water situation: Knowledge and perceived risks in two university samples
A sample of university students and employees will be asked to describe the sources of information they find the most credible. The team will study the subjects' understanding and attitudes toward perceived risks. Health psychology members from UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn will do the study.
http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2016/03/expert_researchers_aim_to_unde.html

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