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a multidisciplinary approach to promoting healthy subsistence fish consumption in culturally distinct communities.methyl mercury is a potent neurotoxin that causes developmental delays in young and unborn children and has been linked to neurological and cardiovascular degeneration in adults. methyl mercury is the basis of a state-sponsored fish advisory to limit consumption of local fish in north carolina. this study employed methods and analytic constructs from the behavioral and social sciences to assess the determinants of subsistence fishing and to promote informed fish consumption among culturally dist ...201121730195
the geography of mercury and pcbs in north carolina's local seafood.mercury and pcbs are used by non-governmental organizations and federal agencies to inform seafood safety recommendations. pollution dynamics suggest recommendations on the national scale may be too large to be accurate. we tested softshell and hardshell blue crab, white and pink shrimp, oysters, clams, spot, and mullet from fishers in each of the three north carolina fishery districts. we measured mercury using epa method 7473 and pcbs using a commercially available elisa kit. over 97% of sampl ...201222658912
musculoskeletal symptoms among commercial fishers in north carolina.musculoskeletal symptoms were reported by 215 fishermen followed at 6-month intervals over 18 months. exposure information was collected through field observation and in-depth ethnographic interviews allowing potential ergonomic stressors to be identified and catalogued by task and stage of work. symptoms causing work interference in the last 12 months were reported by 38.5% of the cohort at baseline. low back symptoms were the most common cause of work impairment (17.7%), followed equally by pa ...200415246880
active non-participation among local natural resource-dependent communities: the case of north carolina fisheries governance.the great emphasis placed on the democratic participation of local user groups as necessary for sustainable natural resource and environmental governance by scholars, advocates, and practitioners of collaborative natural resource management demands a greater focus on who is and who is not participating in governance processes, why, and the potential consequences. this project examines a case where commercial fishers in north carolina practice active non-participation regarding the governance of ...201223092935
fish consumption patterns and mercury advisory knowledge among fishers in the haw river basin.fish consumption has numerous health benefits, with fish providing a source of protein as well as omega-3 fatty acids. however, some fish also contain contaminants that can impair human health. in north carolina, the department of health and human services has issued fish consumption advisories due to methylmercury contamination in fish. little is known about local fishers' consumption patterns and advisory adherence in north carolina.201726763238
resistance to alternative management in fisheries: economic and cultural considerations of north carolina's commercial fishers.research in recent decades has shown that although conventional fisheries management strategies such as fishing seasons, size limits, or gear restrictions can provide sufficient biological protection to fisheries stocks, they do not necessarily lead to satisfactory social or economic outcomes. in their stead, the merits and shortcomings of a variety of alternate management systems, including individual transferable quotas, have been proposed, implemented, and analyzed. few investigations, howeve ...201122702423
the future is here, but there is no reason to fear.nicole fisher, mpp, phd, is the founder and chief executive officer at hhr strategies, a health care and human rights focused advising firm. additionally, she is a senior policy advisor and expert on health economics, technology, and reform, specifically as they affect vulnerable populations. nicole runs a health innovation and policy page at forbes, highlighting and advising companies, ideas, and people that are changing the health landscape. she also is currently pursuing her phd at the univer ...201728096037
the economics of race and eugenic sterilization in north carolina: 1958-1968.theoretical justifications for state-sanctioned sterilization of individuals provided by irving fisher rationalized its racialization on grounds that certain non-white racial groups, particularly blacks due to their dysgenic biological and behavioral traits, retarded economic growth and should be bred out of existence. fisher's rationale suggests that national or state level eugenic policies that sterilized the so-called biological and genetically unfit could have been racist in both design and ...201020188639
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