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Ann Arbor Chapter of The Links Incorporated / Facebook

The Ann Arbor chapter of The Links Incorporated, an organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the Washtenaw County community, is planning an online event Sunday, November 7, 2021 to talk about COVID and kids as the third installment of its "State of Black Health" series.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with the president of the local chapter, Lisa Bradley-Kern, about the event and information they are hoping to share.


Tina Reynolds
Michigan Environmental Council / environmentalcouncil.org

Pollution found in our air and water can lead to serious health issues.  A new report from the Children’s Environmental Health Network explored such risks, especially for children.  Michigan Environmental Council program director Tina Reynolds discusses the report with WEMU's David Fair in this week's "Issues of the Environment."


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A recent report says improvements are needed to the state’s system that protects children from abuse and neglect. 


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week, "Art and Soul" is the art of well-being.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by local parenting expert Nancy Serlin, who talks about teaching coping skills and resiliency to kids and how they learn from their families.


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Infant death rates in Michigan are down overall.  But race and income still seem to make a difference in whether children live past their first birthday.


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Michigan League for Public Policy / http://www.mlpp.org/

Past and present public policies have a major impact on the disparities in child well-being in Michigan.  That’s according to a report released Tuesday by the Michigan League for Public Policy.


Barbara Lucas / 89.1 WEMU

Environmental Protection Agency risk assessments indicate that the drinking water concentration representing a one in a 100,000 cancer risk level for 1,4-dioxane is 3.5 parts per billion, and for a one in a million cancer risk it is .35 ppb.  Only three states still have double-digit drinking water guidelines for dioxane:  New York, South Carolina, and Michigan.  Obviously, what is “safe” is subject to subject to interpretation, and is influenced by many variables.  But there is growing awareness that what is safe for you, may not be safe for your children or grandchildren. 


Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning
Courtesy Photo / State of Michigan

There's a new statewide campaign getting underway to remind motorists to make sure everyone is wearing a seat belt.  


aecf.org

       LANSING - A report by a private foundation finds the well-being of Michigan's white children slightly below the national average while black children significantly lag the nation.

MEC Backs New Lead Standard

May 22, 2012

Centers for Disease Control issues new lead safety levels.