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News  |  June 29, 2016
The long awaited RTA Master Plan draft was released to the public on May 31st. The intention of the plan is to connect transit service between Washtenaw, Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties, enabling ease of travel between the counties and connecting to existing local service.
News  |  June 18, 2016
On June 10, 2016, Rebecca Meuninck, deputy director for the Ecology Center, was appointed to the Governor’s Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board. The Ecology Center strongly advocated for this Board and we were thrilled the Administration agreed and that Rebecca was appointed.
News  |  May 24, 2016
What about the many other toxic chemicals we hear about every day entering our bodies from our environment? Medical associations and researchers agree: the benefits of breastfeeding are so vitally important that they outweigh potential risks from environmental toxics.
News  |  April 27, 2016
Many people talk about public transportation as an issue of access, mobility, safety, and economic development for people and businesses in Southeast Michigan. These issues are critical to our region, but public transportation has significant environmental advantages as well.
News  |  April 27, 2016
One food that has never gone out of favor and is a staple in kitchens the world over is dry beans. Better yet, dry beans are grown in Michigan! The state is the second largest dry bean producer in the U.S.
News  |  April 27, 2016
Anyone with a yard can contribute to helping re-establish and support the declining bee population and create child-safe yards at the same time.
News  |  April 19, 2016
The Rebecca Head Fund for Education and Leadership was developed to honor the work of Dr. Rebecca Head, a leader in the national public health community and a long-time friend and supporter of the Ecology Center.
News  |  April 19, 2016
Participate in our upcoming study looking for toxic chemicals hiding in our pet's food packaging.
News  |  April 7, 2016
The Ecology Center demands that the Snyder Administration end lead poisoning in Michigan, starting in Flint, and take action to fully fund public health services across the state. 
News  |  March 30, 2016
Southeast Michigan is one of the largest metropolitan regions in the country without a connected public transit network. Due to this disjointed regional transit situation, many jobs and communities in southeast Michigan remain inaccessible or far underserved.
News  |  March 29, 2016
This past March, nursing students traveled to the Capitol to attend MI Air MI Health’s Advocacy Training Days. More than 130 students from Michigan State University’s and the University of Michigan’s nursing programs came together to participate in the training.
News  |  March 28, 2016
Decorations, costumes, accessories, toys, school supplies, kitchen items, garden tools, apparel, floor tiles, and more, the Ecology Center sampled more than 1,500 of these products for a recently published, peer-reviewed study and uncovered startling results.
News  |  March 24, 2016
Ecology Centered teamed up with organizations across the country and into Canada to study the linings of canned foods. Looking for evidence of which manufacturers were still using BPA in can lining process and if not, what substitutes were being used. The results were alarming.
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