Synthetic fibers: the next challenge (8/20) Washing a single polyester jacket can send 1,900 tiny synthetic micro-fibers into waterways, where they can soak up toxins and get eaten by fish. New research shows that microfibers are even more abundant in our lakes and rivers than microbeads.
Task force working to prevent drownings WZZM 13-TV - Grand Rapids, MI (8/19) In Muskegon, Mich., a task force studied drowning data at Pere Marquette Beach and determined the safety stations will be placed by the dog beach, one mid-beach, and one near the south breakwall.
EDITORIAL: Federal funds should help manage storms The Detroit News (8/18) In Michigan, Metro Detroitís storm water management system is severely aged, and a more resilient infrastructure is needed. The city will receive almost $9 million in federal disaster relief funds to help it prepare for future flooding.
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.