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Federal government says everyone in Flint can drink filtered tap water
The Associated Press (6/24)
Filtered tap water is safe for everyone in Flint, Mich., the federal government said, lifting a recommendation that pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 6 drink only bottled water to avoid lead exposure.

COMMENTARY: Michigan must act now to shut down Enbridge's Line 5
Detroit Free Press (6/23)
The commentator argues that we must move now, with all deliberate speed, to develop an alternative to the Line 5 oil pipeline and put it in place.

Drain commissioner says Flint has at least three options for backup water supply
MLive (6/22)
In Michigan, the Genesee County Drain Commissioner says Flint has three options as to where their emergency water supply will come from.

Flint to get water from Lake Huron as soon as system ready
The Associated Press (6/21)
Flint, Mich., will get water from the Karegnondi Water Authority after that water system is ready, the city's mayor said Tuesday.

UMD researchers work to keep swimmers and Lake Superior healthy
(6/16)
Strains of E. coli are harmful to humans and when samplers find large amounts of colonies in the water, the Minnesota Department of Health releases an advisory warning against swimming.

Brown County drinking water providers talk 'collaboration'
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (6/16)
In Brown County, Wis., two providers of public drinking water are talking about working together. For six communities around Green Bay, it could mean a stronger back-up system for drinking water.

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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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