Children’s Environmental Health in Michigan
This environmental health wiki started out as a report. That report came to fruition through the work of many individuals and organizations, and this page recognizes their efforts. Responsibility for any errors of omission or commission belongs entirely to the Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health, and not to inital contributors or reviewers.
New data is constantly being generated, and scientific ideas can be revised and sharpened over time. We appreciate assistance from readers in identifying new relevant data to update this wiki. We also appreciate the identification of out of date or incorrect information. Similarly, hyperlinks to web resources can change and we appreciate your help in alerting us if you encounter non-working links. Contact: Tracey Easthope at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project was made possible by support from the Beldon Fund, the John Merck Fund, the Johnson Family Foundation, and the Kresge Foundation.
Principal Authors and Contributors
The following individuals contributed to the development, research, or writing of the material that forms the basis of this wiki. However, any errors are the sole responsibility of the Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health.
- Tracey Easthope, MPH, Environmental Health Director, Ecology Center and Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health
- Genevieve K. Howe, MPH, former Environmental Health Campaign Director, Ecology Center and Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health
- Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, Science Director, Science and Environmental Health Network
- Eli Sprecher, Medical Student, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
- Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP, Department of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
- William B. Weil, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
- Lauren Zajac, Medical Student, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Research assistants were also major contributors to this wiki. These students made substantial contributions to the researching, writing, editing, and updating:
- Aviva Glaser, M.S., MPH
- Grant N. DeJongh, B.S.
- Beth J. Kerwin, B.A.
- Timothy M. St. Pierre, MPH
- Candace E. Rowell, B.S.
We are deeply grateful to the following individuals for reviewing sections of this wiki prior to its publication on the web. The material is the product of the Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health and should not be considered to represent the opinions, professional or otherwise, of its reviewers or the organizations with which they are affiliated. Any errors are the sole responsibility of the Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health.
Arlene Blum, PhD, Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute
Joe Bohr, Aquatic Biologist Specialist, Water Resources Division, Michigan Department of Natural Resources & Environment
Paul Haan, Executive Director, Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan
Susan E. Harley, J.D., Michigan Policy Director, Clean Water Action
Lynna Kaucheck, Senior Organizer, Clean Water Action
Robert Kononowech, MS, MPH
Nicholas Newman, D.O., FAAP Staff Physician, Pediatric Environmental Health and Lead Clinic, Cincinnati Children's Hospital / Resident, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fellow, Molecular Epidemiology in Children's Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati
Kagan Owens, Beyond Pesticides, Washington, DC
Mike Murray, National Wildlife Federation
Richard R. Rediske, Ph.D., Annis Water Resources Institute, Grand Valley State University
Jeff Gearhart, Research Director, Ecology Center
Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, Science Director, Science and Environmental Health Network
Mike Shriberg, PhD, former Policy Director, Ecology Center and the Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health
Abby Schwartz, Division of Environmental Health, Michigan Department of Community Health
Sharon L. Swindell, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan
Tobacco Section staff, Michigan Department of Community Health
Principle Organizational Contributors
The Network is a coalition of health professionals, health-affected groups, environmental organizations, and others dedicated to a safe and less toxic world for Michigan's children. Through education, outreach, and advocacy, we work to change current policies and practices that result in exposure of children to environmental toxicants.
The Ecology Center is the lead agency for the Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health and is a 41 year old Michigan-based nonprofit environmental organization that works at the local, state, and national levels for clean production, healthy communities, environmental justice, and a sustainable future.
Mount Sinai’s Department of Preventive Medicine, formerly known as the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, is internationally renowned for excellence in preventive medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, community health, and environmental pediatrics. The department is among the largest medical school departments of preventive medicine in the United States. Our mission is to prevent disease, protect the environment, and promote health in all the communities Mount Sinai serves.