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What's New
Algal bloom data viewer
(7/13)
There's a new, easy way to look at data about harmful algal blooms (HABs). The Great Lakes Observing System is coordinating information from sensors placed throughout the Western Lake Erie basin via the Lake Erie HABs Monitoring Network, and presenting the information through a convenient, online viewer.

EDITORIAL: Lake Erie’s issues should trump everything else
The Blade (7/10)
While Lake Erie is a source of pride and a precious natural resource, it is also a font of worries. Are we the prudent guardians we should be?

Foul odour at Cobourg shore is harmless, town says
Northumberland Today (7/10)
The Town of Cobourg, Ont., public works department and water pollution control plant has issued a press release to state that the foul odour coming from the waterfront is due to a prolific but harmless green algae.

Combatting Lake Erie algae
(7/7)
To combat the growing threat of toxic and nuisance algae development in Lake Erie, the U.S. and Canada have committed, through the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, to develop revised binational phosphorus load reduction targets for Lake Erie by February, 2016.

PCBs still of concern for Toronto waterfront fish
Great Lakes Echo (6/26)
Mercury levels are down in sport fish species along the Toronto waterfront, but PCB levels remain above levels considered safe for human consumption, according to a new study.

Why Lake Michigan is the most dangerous Great Lake
MLive (6/21)
As the Great Lakes swimming season starts, the data is in. Each Great Lake has unique shorelines and dangers, but Lake Michigan stands alone as the deadliest Great Lake, because of swift currents.

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Human Health and the Great Lakes
U.S. EPA Region 5 / Great Lakes Commission
Featuring information on hot topics like drinking water and fish consumption, Human Health and the Great Lakes provides complete and up-to-date information about issues of human health in the Great Lakes region. Also contains a comprehensive glossary of Great Lakes terms and several links to related online resources. Based on data taken from the EPA's Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) studies.

FoodWatch
Environmental Defence Canada
FoodWatch provides meaningful information and effective tools for making informed decisions about food safety, and act on these decisions to achieve better human and environmental health.

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.

Great Lakes Human Health Effects Research Program
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
The ATSDR research program is designed to investigate and characterize the association between the consumption of contaminated Great Lakes fish and short- and long-term harmful health effects.

Hazardous Substance Release/Health Effects Database
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Hazdat provides access to information on the release of hazardous substances from Superfund sites or from emergency events and on the effects of hazardous substances on the health of human populations.

MESB Reports
Michigan Environmental Science Board
The MESB investigates issues concerning the environment and human health at the request of the governor's office. Topics include fish advisories, mercury, lead, chlorine and low level radioactive waste.

Midwest Center for Environmental Science and Public Policy
The Midwest Center is committed to achieving sustainable improvements in human health and the environment through objective, unbiased research and education, and through science-based advocacy.

NOAA Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health
NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
The NOAA Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health (CEGLHH) is a multi-disciplinary research center which will focus on understanding the inter-relationships between the Great Lakes ecosystem, water quality and human health.

The Effects of Great Lakes Contaminants on Human Health
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
This report focuses on adverse human health effects of pollutants.

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GLIN: Pollution Prevention in the Great Lakes Region

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