Are you swimming in polluted water? New test may give answer WRVO - Oswego, NY (9/25) Each summer, many beaches along the Great Lakes are closed because of high bacteria levels in the water. But figuring out exactly when to close a beach is difficult, and scientists are trying out a new test that could lead to safer swimming.
Park Rangers educated on new life saving flotation device WBUP-TV - Ishpeming, MI (9/23) In Baraga, Michigan, an Emily device training session was held to familiarize workers with the device. This life saving mechanism is used as a remote controlled flotation device that can get help get to drowning victims as soon as possible.
Chemical detected in Port Huron water Detroit Free Press (9/21) In Michigan, a carcinogenic chemical was found in Port Huron's drinking water between 2013 and 2015, according to a report released this week by an environmental health, research and advocacy organization.
Is raw sewage lurking in the waters of Lake St. Clair? WXYZ-TV - Southfield, MI (9/20) In Michigan, sewage overflows dumped into Lake St. Clair during heavy rain is a controversial, political and emotional topic. It raises questions about the quality of recreational and drinking waters.
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.