“It’s clear we must take action to reduce the amount and toll of plastics on our environment.”
—John Meeker, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Keeping People Healthy in Michigan and Beyond
The vulnerability of our state’s water systems and its air quality remained in local headlines. Researchers at Michigan Public Health determined that the Great Lakes’ perennial algal blooms can go airborne, and they explored associations between lead exposure and high blood pressure. Our leading environmental epidemiologists conducted research on microplastics, conditions for those working to recycle our e-waste, and many other concerns around environmental health.