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Health Assessments and Related Documents

The Toxicology and Response Section of MDHHS's Division of Environmental Health conducts public health assessments and consultations at sites of environmental contamination.  The health assessor determines what, if any, threat to human health a site may pose and makes recommendations that are protective of public health.  This work is funded by the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.  Click on the links below to find out more about ATSDR and the services and information it provides to communities.


What is ATSDR? (video)
ATSDR Public Health Assessments and Health Consultations
ATSDR Exposure Investigations
Public Health Advisories
The Difference Between ATSDR and EPA

Click on the links below to view specific public health assessments/consultations and related documents.  All documents are in PDF format and may be viewed using the Acrobat Reader software.  To download a free copy of the latest version of Acrobat Reader, click here.

What is a public health assessment?
Fact sheet

Archived Health Assessments

Atlas Powder Dump Area, Houghton County

Bay Harbor CKD Seep, Emmet County

Belgravia (Factory Condominiums), Van Buren County

Bendix Corporation, Berrien County

Brownfield Properties

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, St. Clair County 

ChemServe, Wayne County

Concentrated Area Feedlot Operations (CAFOs)

Continental Aluminum, New Hudson

Delphi Property Vapor Intrusion Investigation, Livonia, Wayne County 

DDT, DDD, DDE Reference Dose Health Consultation

Diamond Chrome Plating Health Consultation, Howell, Livingston County

Dioxin Information

Downriver Soils (River Rouge/Ecorse), Wayne County

EDTA Metal Complexes in Drinking Water, Sturgis

(Former) Elk Rapids Sportsman's Club, Antrim County

Enbridge Oil Spill Public Health Assessment

EQ Explosion/Fire, Romulus, Wayne County

Goose Lake Selenium, Marquette County

Grand Traverse Overall Supply Company, Leelenau County

Grassy Island, Wayne County

I-75/Caniff Area (Hamtramck) Lead Contamination, Wayne County 

Kalamazoo Air Quality, Kalamazoo County

Lead in Venison in Michigan

Little Black Creek, Muskegon County

McLouth Steels Public Health Assessment Presentation Slides (4-8-21)

Methylmercury Reference Dose Health Consultation

Mercury Health Consultations

(Former) Mount Clemens Landfill, Macomb County

Muskrat in the St. Clair River delta

National Gypsum, Alpena County

Outdoor Wood Boiler Investigation, Jackson County and Wood Smoke Complaint, Jackson County

PCB Reference Dose Health Consultation

(Former) Petoskey Petrolane, Emmet County

Pleasant Street Investigation, Wayne County

Ruddiman Pond and Creek

Scio Township Public Meeting MDHHS Presentation, February 17, 2022

St. Clair Shores, Macomb County

Sturgis Municipal Wells (1993)

Torch Lake Superfund Area, Houghton and Keweenaw Counties

Toxaphene Reference Dose Health Consultation

Tribar Hexchrome Release: MDHHS Memo (August 12, 2022)

Velsicol Company (formerly Michigan Chemical Company), Gratiot County

Velsicol Burn Pit Superfund Site / Former Burn Area, St. Louis, Gratiot County

West Branch Oil Fields, Ogemaw County

(Former) Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Iosco County