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Stethoscope
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Michigan hasn’t prioritized public health – and now it’s paying for it.  That’s according to a new report from the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, a non-profit public affairs research organization.


City of Tucson

At a September work session, Ann Arbor City Council members asked city staff if the current water treatment plant could accommodate equipment to remove 1,4 dioxane,  just in case it becomes necessary in the future.  In this installment of 89.1 WEMU’s “The Green Room,” we look at what such a water treatment process looks like in action.


Roger Rayle / Scio Citizens for Safe Water

Local citizens and scientists have amassed large amounts of information on Ann Arbor’s 1,4-Dioxane plume. Locally sourced information has been invaluable since University of Michigan student Dan Bicknell first discovered the plume.  It has continued with 23 years of data collection by Roger Rayle of Scio Residents for Safe Water.  Has the information been put to good use?  Has it informed decision-makers?  In this installment of WEMU’s “The Green Room,” Barbara Lucas continues her exploration of this ongoing issue. 


Flint Water
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A legislative committee went to Flint yesterday to hear from local officials and residents about the city’s water crisis


Washtenaw County Conducts First Latino Health Survey

Sep 10, 2015

Washtenaw County's Public Health Department conducted its first comprehensive Latino Health Survey and the results show that group needs to make improvements. 

Influenza vaccine
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With less than a month before most students in Washtenaw County go back to school, public health officials recommend parents to get their children immunized.  

www.cdc.gov

Three-day effort to draw together experts in design, public health, and engineering, among other fields.

Washtenaw County Public Health
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Health care officials in Washtenaw County are hopeful flu season has already peaked.