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Ten foundations donate $125M for Flint recovery efforts
The Detroit News (5/11)
Flint, Mich., is receiving $125 million in private foundation support to help the city get back on its feet two years after water contamination issues surfaced.

Obama fosters hope in Flint, but fears remain
Detroit News (5/5)
President Obama visited Flint, Mich., yesterday in an attempt to assure residents that Flintís water is safe to drink from faucet filters.

Obama to visit Flint amid calls for swifter action
WZZM-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (5/4)
President Barack Obama arrives in Flint Wednesday to witness first-hand a 2-year-old contaminated drinking water crisis amid growing calls for a stronger federal role in fixing the man-made catastrophe.

Ohio EPA boss to Army Corps of Engineers: "Obviously, doing nothing is not acceptable" to clean up toxic blob
The Plain Dealer (5/4)
The head of the Ohio EPA characterized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' response as "less than encouraging" and offered a point-by-point rebuttal to the agency's description of a toxic mass of sediment located on the bottom of Lake Erie.

Google, U-M to partner to help Flint water crisis
Detroit Free Press (5/3)
University of Michigan researchers will use a new partnership with Google to help sort through data to help Flint, Mich., residents figure out whether their pipes should be replaced.

EDITORIAL: Clean water fundamental need
Press Republican (5/1)
Continuing surveillance and updated oversight should be high on the city's priority list, as well as that of every other local community with municipal water systems.

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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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