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.
This Michigan Preserve Our Peninsulas toolkit is a resource for state agencies and local governments to review sustainability projects undertaken on state properties and to access basic information on how to initiate eco-friendly practices.
Michiganders believe in recycling and support it, but many curbside recyclers don’t know how to do it properly. The Recycling Raccoon Squad will teach you the specifics about how to recycle correctly.The Recycling Raccoon Squad is a team of experts, each with a specialty and a personality that reflects that focus – plastic, cardboard, metal, paper, glass and everything else.
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.