Grand Calumet River delivers toxic load to Lake Michigan Great Lakes Echo (1/24) The Grand Calumet has long been known as one of the nation’s most polluted rivers-it carries materials from overflowing sewers during heavy rains, contaminated sediment pulled from the river bottom, industrial run-off and contaminated groundwater into Lake Michigan.
Niagara River back from the brink Niagara This Week (12/6) A quarter century after serious cleanup efforts of the Niagara River got underway, much headway has been made in reducing pollution levels in the vital waterway, however, many challenges remain.
Fish advisory update on St. Clair Shores council agenda The Macomb Daily Tribune (9/18) A state health official is scheduled to appear before the St. Clair Shores City Council Monday to provide an update on the “Do Not Eat” fish advisory placed on the Lange/Revere canals due to elevated levels of cancer-causing PCBs.
Mercury in the Midwest Izaak Walton League of America This report examines the extent of mercury-contaminated game and fish in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, the largest sources of mercury in each, and the states' policies to reduce mercury emissions and releases.
Indiana Fish Consumption Advisory Indiana State Department of Health Three state agencies annually publish the fish consumption advisory, which provides Hoosier anglers with health
information about eating sport caught fish from Indiana waters.
MICHIGAN Michigan Fish Advisory Michigan Department of Community Health Michigan began its fish advisory program in the 1970s. Special attention is paid to pregnant women, nursing mothers, women who intend to have children and young children. Unborn children and young children are especially sensitive to chemicals that build up in fish over time. Michigan’s advisory for sport fish is more strict than the regulations used by the federal government for fish sold in supermarkets.
MINNESOTA Fish Consumption Advice Minnesota Department of Health Provides advice on how often fish can safely be eaten, especially by at-risk populations including children and women of child-bearing age. Also features detailed, site-specific advice for lakes and rivers where fish have been tested.
OHIO Ohio Fish Consumption Advisory Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Here you will find information on fish consumption advisories issued by the Ohio Department of Health for sport fish caught in Ohio waters.
ONTARIO Guide to Eating Ontario Sport Fish Ontario Ministry of the Environment This biennial guide contains important information on consumption of sport fish from Ontario waters for both the general population and the sensitive population of women of child-bearing age and children under 15.
Fox River Watch A project of the Clean Water Action Council of northeastern Wisconsin, this site contains extensive information for the public about PCB contamination of the Fox River and Green Bay, the proposed cleanup, and health effects of exposure to PCBs.