The Environmental Health page contains information and resources on Michigan’s land, water, animals and air. Individuals are encouraged to explore the below resources including the Sites of Interest section for information affecting your communities. Additional information can be found in MI Environment.
On February 4, 2019, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2019-3, establishing the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) as an established, enduring body to address the threat of PFAS contamination in Michigan, protect public health, and ensure the safety of Michigan’s land, air, and water, while facilitating inter-agency coordination, increasing transparency, and requiring clear standards to ensure accountability.
Re:Source is a state initiative that promotes the use of recycled materials in economic and business opportunities in Michigan. Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Department of Environmental Quality, Great Lakes, and Energy are working together to save resources, reduce energy use, increase economic opportunities, and protect Michigan's air, land, and water. Recycling doesn't end at the curb or drop-off, rather recycling is a cycle without a beginning or end.
Michigan's Re:Source Program is cooperatively implemented by the
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Great Lakes, and Energy and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Emerging infectious diseases that may be transmitted between animals and humans are a concern for all people, no matter what their age, gender, lifestyle, ethnic background or economic status.
A tool to help manufacturers understand state and federal environmental, health, and safety requirements. The "Michigan Guide to Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulations" is a joint publication of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
The Air Quality Index, or AQI, is a simple, uniform way to communicate air quality. It provides general information to the public about current air quality levels and related health effects. The index allows people to take action to protect their health when air pollution is elevated.
Reduce pollution. Voluntary actions save money and improve air quality. Reduce exposure. Protect health by reducing prolonged physical exertion when air is unhealthy.