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Welcome to the University of Michigan Dioxin Exposure Study

 
   
 

This site provides information about the University of Michigan Dioxin Exposure Study (UMDES). It also provides links to other sites, such as government agencies and news organizations, which may have information related to this study, or general information about dioxins and dioxin-like compounds.

Elevated levels of dioxins have been found in the soil of the Tittabawassee River flood plain and nearby areas.

In the fall of 2004, the University of Michigan began conducting a two-year study to find out whether the elevated levels of dioxins in the soil in the city of Midland, and in the Tittabawassee River flood plain between Midland and Saginaw, have also caused elevated levels of dioxins in residents' bodies. For comparison purposes the investigators also performed similar measurements among residents in Jackson and Calhoun Counties.

   

 
What's New

January 27, 2011 - Updated Results of the UMDES

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January 27, 2011 - Updated questionnaire responses from 946 subjects who gave blood samples

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December 29, 2009 - Presentations to SAB and Stakeholders on December 14, 2009

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September 21 , 2009 - EPA request for serum TEQ by age and soil above 1000 ppt TEQ

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September 21 , 2009 - Presentations from the Dioxin 2009 conference in Beijing, China

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