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Students call on EPA to protect Great Lakes
WLNS-TV, Lansing, MI (12/12)
Students and environmental activists are expected to gather at Michigan State University's campus today to call on the EPA to protect the Great Lakes and public health.

U.S., Canada transport chiefs to meet on oil train safety
Reuters (12/11)
Top transportation officials from Canada and the United States are due to meet next week to hash out differences about safety regulations for trains that carry oil, sources familiar with the planned meeting said.

One 'bad machine': Muskegon County to receive $600K for boat in Port of Muskegon
MLive (12/9)
The Muskegon County, Mich., is set to receive more than $600,000 for a new boat that would patrol and possibly fight fires or conduct search-and-rescue missions in the Port of Muskegon.

Ohio group takes on toxic algae head on
The Enquirer (12/8)
Environmental, government and clean water officials are collaborating to find ways to reduce harmful algal blooms.

Law would require EPA to deal with algae blooms
Macomb Daily (12/8)
Legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Candice Miller would require the Environment Protection Agency to come up with a strategic plan to look into the risks associated with harmful toxins in drinking water.

Miller says EPA, cities need to do more to fight toxic blooms
Michigan Radio (12/5)
Michigan Congresswoman Candice Miller says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to do more to help cities deal with toxic cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Erie.

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General Resources
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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