What's New Officials to survey on Lake Erie algae The Toledo Blade (8/1) In Ohio, community liaisons trained by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department will knock on doors asking residents to participate in a survey to assess the impact of exposure to harmful algae blooms and to find out more about the population in the affected area.
Cyberspace first stop for beachgoers Niagara Falls Review (7/28) The Niagara Falls region makes water quality results available tot he public, with online beach details including whether water is safe for swimming, water temperature, maps, information about beach amenities such as washrooms and parking, and links to weather forecasts for both lakes Erie and Ontario.
Oak Lawn to start huge water improvement project Southtown Star (7/24) Gov. Pat Quinn and Oak Lawn, Ill. officials broke ground at the village’s main pumping station, signaling the start of a major project to improve Oak Lawn’s water distribution system that also provides 12 other suburbs with drinking water.
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.
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.