Projects

TRIBAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH FOR TRADITIONAL LIFESTYLES (TERTL)

Many tribes are promoting the movement back to traditional foods as a way to improve the health of their members. At TERTL, we use the state-of-the-art instrumentation of the SKC Environmental Chemistry Lab to determine if these foods are contaminated by environmental pollutants and if they now pose a risk to the consumer.  In particular, we have been analyzing traditional foods, and monitoring the people who eat them, for the presence of heavy metals, e.g., mercury, arsenic and selenium.

doug_stevens@skc.edu