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Responding to increasing public concern over environmental health threats such as the Flint water crisis, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have published a guide to help Great Lakes communities pinpoint and combat sources of pollution in their own neighborhoods.
The 28-page guide features information designed to help residents determine if air, water or soil contamination is affecting their health. It includes specific resources for those living in Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin, the six states covered by the Great Lakes Center for Children’s Environmental Health. The center, housed within UIC’s School of Public Health, is a regional Pediatric Environmental Specialty Unit funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.