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Enviro-Mich message from Mary Beth Doyle <marybeth@ecocenter.org>

Note that Michigan is a major emitter of developmental and neurological

Toxic Chemicals Linked to Health Problems in Children

By Cat Lazaroff

WASHINGTON, DC, September 7, 2000 (ENS) - The 24 billion pounds of
developmental and neurological toxins released into the environment of the
United States each year are linked to millions of cases of developmental
disabilities in children, charges a new report released today.

The report ranks toxic emissions state by state. Data reported by
industries shows that Louisiana and Texas emit the most developmental and
neurological toxins to air and water. Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, Georgia,
Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Florida are also major emitters.

For full text and graphics visit:

Mary Beth Doyle, MPH
Environmental Health Project
Ecology Center
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor MI 48104

734-663-2400 ext 108
734-663-2414 (fax)

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