Health officials warn of Lake Ontario flooding illness risks WRVO - Oswego, NY (6/5) As residents along Lake Ontario try to clean up from this year's flooding, state officials are warning about the health risks the situation poses and the Oswego County Health Department is offering resident's free vaccine shots for those affected by the flooding.
City releases video to warn of drowning dangers in Great Lakes WKSU - Kent, OH (6/5) Beaches around the country use a flag system to warn beachgoers about swimming conditions and this season, the city of Holland, Michigan, is trying something new – a video that shows what can happen if someone ignores the red flag.
DEC continues stocking fish in polluted Niagara County creek WBFO - Buffalo, NY (5/18) Eighteen Mile Creek in Niagara County, New York, is so polluted that the state health department doesn’t want people to eat the fish, but this hasn’t stopped the state and local governments from promoting the creek as a fishing destination.
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.