Every year since 1999, the American Lung Association has analyzed data from official air quality monitors to compile the State of the Air report, including a report for all 50 states. Learn more about the 2017 data and analysis on air quality in Michigan.
A MI Air MI Health fact sheet on the health impacts of shifting away from dirty coal and toward clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Published October 2014.
Michigan’s asthma prevalence rates for adults and children are higher than the national averages. In October 2014, MI Air MI Health published this fact sheet with data on asthma prevalence and hospitalization rates. Outdoor air pollution can trigger asthma attacks, and high ozone days make it difficult for people with chronic conditions like asthma to go outside.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a part of the World Health Organization, has classified outdoor air pollution as a cancer-causing agent (carcinogen). In October 2014, we published this MI Air MI Health fact sheet on the emerging evidence that outdoor air pollution causes lung cancer and is also linked to an increased risk for bladder cancer.
Published 2011 by the Michigan Environmental Council, Lansing, Michigan.
Published October 2012 by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Michigan State Conference
The Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health and the Ecology Center developed this wiki as a platform for people interested in sharing relevant research, authoritative reports, and relevant policy activity and recommendations related to children’s environmental health in Michigan. We have organized the information around three critical health endpoints for children including neurodevelopmental disorders, respiratory health/asthma, and childhood cancer. Where there is a credible link between those health endpoints and chemicals and environmental exposures, we have created a chapter highlighting the research and started to populate the wiki. However, children’s environmental health is an active area of research, and the landscape is changing weekly. That’s why we created a wiki! We are inviting the research community, parents, health and environmental advocates and others to join the community of people contributing to the wiki.
The 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change maps out the impacts of climate change, and the necessary policy responses, to ensure the highest attainable standards of health for populations worldwide. This Commission is multidisciplinary and international, with strong collaboration between academic centres in Europe and China. The central finding from the Commission is that tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.
A new EPA report, Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action, estimates the physical and monetary benefits to the U.S. of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. This report summarizes results from the Climate Change Impacts and Risks Analysis (CIRA) project, a peer-reviewed study comparing impacts in a future with significant global action on climate change to a future in which current greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.
The report shows that global action on climate change will significantly benefit Americans by saving lives and avoiding costly damages across the U.S. economy.
National Forecast, Air Quality Index
Local air quality conditions and forecasts, updated daily by the U.S. EPA, NOAA, NPS, tribal, state, and local agencies.
Published October 2013 by the Congressional Research Service.
Published January 2013 by Oil Change International.