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Great Lakes Human Health Effects Research

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Purpose of this program:

To: (1) Build upon and amplify the results from past and on-going research in the Great Lakes basin; (2) develop information, databases and research methodology that will provide long-term benefit to human health effects research in the Great Lakes basin; (3) develop direction for future health effects research; (4) provide state local health officials: the concerned public and their medical health care professionals; (5) in concert with State and local health offices increase the public awareness regarding the potential health implications of the toxic pollution problem in the Great Lakes basin; and (6) coordinate as necessary with relevant Public Health Service (PHS) research programs and activities, including those of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Indian Health Service (IHS), as well as the Environmental Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and State and local health departments, to ameliorate adverse public health impacts of persistent toxic substances in the Great Lakes basin.