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


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       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.