Water Quality

Sampling wastewater on the University of Michigan campus.

Michigan Researchers Get $5.3M to Expand COVID-19 Wastewater Monitoring

New research from Chuanwu Xi and Kevin Bakker

University of Michigan researchers surveying wastewater systems for SARS-COV-2 will be able to increase testing sites and continue monitoring until 2023 after receiving more than $5 million from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Read more

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PFAS Exposure May Lead to Early Menopause in Women

New research from Ning Ding and Sung Kyun Park

Women exposed to PFAS may experience menopause two years earlier than other women, according to a new University of Michigan School of Public health study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Read more

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Lessons From Flint: Government Agencies Must Legally Prepare for Public Health Crises

New Study from Peter Jacobson

To prepare for and mitigate public health crises, government officials should examine which federal, state and local agencies have legal authority to investigate and counter threats to public health, as well as develop criteria for notifying the public, according to a new Milbank Quarterly study about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Read more