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What's New
Algae forecast detailed at Stone Lab gathering
The Toledo Blade (8/19)
Scientists expect the remainder of Lake Erieís algae season to be bad, though not nearly as bad as the worst season on record, 2011.

Hereís toxic tale of Annie, Fannie, Mike
The Toledo Blade (8/18)
Annie, Fannie and Mike are nicknames for three toxic algae that affect the Great Lakes.

White Lake rising: 'Toxic' label bad for Muskegon County community's image, good for cleanup
MLive (8/18)
The "toxic hot spot" label was a spur to action and a big help in getting needed federal and state cleanup grants, despite being bad for White Lake's image.

Ballville Damís fate takes on new urgency in wake of water crisis
The Toledo Blade (8/17)
Toledoís recent water crisis heightened concern from some who want to make sure the proposed removal of the Sandusky Riverís Ballville Dam doesnít worsen algal blooms.

COMMENTARY: What will it take to save Lake Erie?
The Toledo Blade (8/17)
Toledo Blade editor calls for action to save Lake Erie from pollution.

Detroit's sewage overflow feeds Lake Erie algae growth
Monroe News (8/16)
The near-historic rainfall last week that left cars stranded and roads closed across Metro Detroit also will likely make Lake Erie's algae-fouled beaches worse for neighbors to the south.

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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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