What's New Lawmakers fail Sanilac County again The Times Herald (4/21) Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is providing aid for Sanilac County, Mich., beach testing, but the county’s health department still is unable to conduct beach testing — and that belies the state’s commitment to water quality.
Comments sought on human health indicators report (4/7) The International Joint Commission’s Health Professionals Advisory Board is seeking public comment on an interim report entitled Recommended Human Health Indicators for Assessing Progress on the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Comments will be accepted through April 30.
Farmers hear why and how they can help heal Lake Erie The Beacon (4/3) On the same day that the Ohio House of Representatives Agricultural and Natural Resources Committee gave unanimous approval to the Nutrient Management Bill, the Lake Erie Farm Forum and Conservation Fair were held at Ottawa County Fairgrounds near Oak Harbor, Oh.
Surveyor demands data from BP on Lake Michigan oil spill The Indy Channel (4/3) Although the Coast Guard said it didn't find any more oil in Lake Michigan after a recent BP-refinery spill, a lake surveyor is demanding data from BP in order to figure out whether the oil reached a nearby drinking-water supplier's source.
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.