Great Lakes Human Health Effects Research Program

Historical Document
The Great Lakes Human Health Effects program concluded in 2012.

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.

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Great Lakes Program

Background Information and Program Highlights

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Could You Be At Risk?

Find out the health concerns in the Great Lakes region

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2008 Final Report

Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOC) Final Report

Institute of Medicine's Review (IOM)

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science (IOM/NAS) Reviews Great Lakes DraftsExternal 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.

Page last reviewed: June 23, 2015 (archived document)