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iROC: Psycho-Social Impacts of Water

Oct 24

12:00 PM1:00 PM
DC Café

iROC: Psycho-Social Impacts of Water and Other Environmental Contamination

iROC - Investigating Research on Campus

Please be with us Monday, October 24th when Michael Edelstein, Ramapo College of New Jersey, will present Psycho-Social Impacts of Water and Other Environmental Contamination.

The City of Newburgh has been caught up in an environmental contamination issue. The chemical, PFOA, probably leaking from Stewart Air Base, has been found to have polluted the primary drinking water source for city residents. In this talk, the Michael Edelstein, Ph.D., discusses his findings from prior investigations of how communities and their residents are affected by such events, stretching back to Love Canal in 1979. Drawing form scores of research studies undertaken for toxic tort lawsuits, administrative permit hearings, government grants and contracts, as well as projects undertaken with students and for a community organization, Dr. Edelstein will review the types of stresses people are routinely placed under when such news hits communities and some of the ways that people cope with living in a contaminated community.

Michael Edelstein received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from SUNY Buffalo. He is Professor of Environmental Psychology at Ramapo College of New Jersey.  Among many papers, chapters and books, he is best known for his classic examination of Psycho-Social Impact "Contaminated Communities: Coping with Residential Toxic Exposure," in a second edition from Westview Press.

Psycho-Social Impacts of Water and Other Environmental Contamination will take place October 24th at 12:00 p.m. in the DC Café of the Dominican Center. Light refreshments will be served. This event has been approved for College Connection credit in the FYE program. All are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!

For more information about this or any of the iROC presentations, or to volunteer as or recommend an iROC speaker, please contact the coordinators of the iROC program - Dr. Evan Merkhofer, Assistant Professor of Biology, 845-569-3368, or Jen Park, Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services, 845-569-3546,

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