Great Lakes Water Quality

Year Published:  1990  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX3886

Abstract:  The International Joint Commission on the Great Lakes has released its fifth biennial Report on Great Lakes Water Quality. The report concludes that human health is threatened by the presence of even low ambient levels of persistent toxic substances in the Great Lakes, and urges that immediate action be taken. The Commission found that sixteen Great Lakes wildlife species near the top of the food web have suffered reproductive problems or declines in populations, and states that the consumption of certain Great Lakes fish poses a threat to women of child-bearing age. Contact the International Joint Commission, 100 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9A 6T3, (519) 256-7821.

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