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Ohio Senate raises glass to bill limiting fertilizer application
The Toledo Blade (3/26)
In Ohio, the House and Senate voted to restrict application of manure and other fertilizers that contribute to toxic algae blooms, move away from open-lake dumping of dredged material, and step up monitoring at water-treatment plants.

Saginaw to help Genesee County test new water treatment process
MLive (3/18)
Genesee County is building a new water treatment plant, but before the new plant can begin operating, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality requires the proposed treatment process be tested.

Coast Guard urges caution on Great Lakes amid warmer weather
The Associated Press (3/10)
The U.S. Coast Guard is urging people to use caution on Great Lakes waterways due to warmer temperatures and unstable ice.

Lake Erie ice anglers beware; sleeping giant has one eye open
The Plain Dealer (3/10)
The thaw is in full swing around western Lake Erie and, in the meantime, ice guides and state and federal officials are warning anglers to be cautious when heading out this week.

Beach closure signs, caution tape at Pere Marquette Park warn of dangerous ice caves, formations
MLive (3/10)
Caution tape and signs have been put in place to serve as a warning to keep eager ice viewers and ice cave climbers off frozen Lake Michigan at Pere Marquette Park in the city of Muskegon, Mich.

Donít risk falling through the ice on Lake Ontario
Northumberland News (2/5)
Every Northumberland, Ont., resident should heed the warning of a local emergency worker and exercise great caution around ice-covered water bodies.

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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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Related Resources
GLIN: Agencies and Organizations, Environment
GLIN: Ecosytem Management in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Environmental Justice in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Great Lakes Fish Consumption Advisories
GLIN: People in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Pollution Prevention in the Great Lakes Region

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