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This document is provided by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ONLY as an historical reference for the public health community. It is no longer being maintained and the data it contains may no longer be current and/or accurate.

In 1992, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) initiated the Great Lakes Human Health Effects Research Program to characterize exposure to contaminants via consumption of Great Lakes fish, and investigate the potential for short- and long-term adverse health effects.

ATSDR Studies on Chemical Releases in the Great Lakes Region

Institute of Medicine's Review (IOM)

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science (IOM/NAS) Reviews Great Lakes Drafts
At the request of the CDC, an IOM/NAS committee conducted a review of the ATSDR drafts regarding hazardous substances in the twenty-six U.S. Great Lakes Areas of Concern.

Final Report Released

  • Page last reviewed: June 23, 2015
  • Page last updated: January 26, 2009
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