Gallo MV, Schell LM, Akwesasne Task Force On The Environment. 2005.
DeCaprio, (5) Agnes Jacobs, (6) and the Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment (6)
Numerous studies of the consequences of environmental pollution have been undertaken on Akwesasne Nation territory, facilitated by the collaboration between researchers and the Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment. The Akwesasne Mohawks, who consist of approximately 12,000 members, inhabit upper-eastern New York and the lower portions of the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario along the St.
Morse, the Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment, and D.
Deane, and the Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment 2009 "Analysis of PCB Congeners Related to Cognitive Functioning in Adolescents." Neurotoxicology 30: 686-696.
In response, the Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment (ATFE), a community-based organization, was founded to "conserve, preserve, and protect the natural and cultural resources within the territory of Akwesasne" (ATFE 1996; ATFE and Research Advisory Committee 1997).
ATFE (Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment) and Research Advisory Committee.
(1) University at Albany, School of Public Health, Rensselaer, New York, USA; (2) New York State Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Troy, New York, USA; (3) University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA; (4) Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment
, Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne, Hogansburg, New York, USA
In 1995, three human health studies were begun under the auspices of the University at Albany's Superfund Basic Research Program (SBRP) and the Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment. Akwesasne is not a federally censused population.
Additionally, the community has lost a primary source of protein and other nutrients such as iron, calcium, zinc, and essential omega-3 fatty acids due to the avoidance of contaminated foods, further exacerbating chronic, diet-related health problems in the community, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease (Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment 1997; Arquette et al.