Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOC) Reports

Mackinac Bridge

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 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.

Final Report Released

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