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Ohio higher ed spending millions on algae fight
The Toledo Blade (1/28)
Another $4 million in new money is being dedicated to fighting western Lake Erie algae, nearly half of that sum coming from the Ohio Board of Regents.

Lac-Mégantic disaster by the numbers: Catalogue of a tragedy
CBC News (1/28)
A report into the health effects of the Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, train derailment and explosion and oil spill indicates people living there are four times more likely to drink to excess following the disaster.

Winnetka officials to release results of water study
Chicago Tribune (1/28)
Officials in Winnetka, Ill., are expected to soon unveil the results of a consultant's water quality testing study, launched in anticipation of seeking approval from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for building the village's proposed $34 million Willow Road stormwater tunnel.

House to have algae hearing Thursday
Port Clinton News Herald (1/27)
A legislative committee will have a public meeting in Van Wert, Ohio, to discuss the state's water quality, including Lake Erie toxic algae.

New study shows residents surrounding the Bruce nuclear site are protected from nuclear releases and health impacts
Kincardine News (1/26)
The public is protected from nuclear releases and health impacts from the Bruce nuclear site in areas of Kincardine, Saugeen Shores and around Bruce Power, Ontario, according to the findings of an 'Independent Environmental Monitoring Program (IEMP)'.

Panel invited to brainstorm algae issues
The Toledo Blade (1/23)
A nine-member panel of national experts will be convened to recommend strategies to adapt Toledo, Ohio's water system to western Lake Erie’s chronic algae problem.

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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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