Scientific Evidence

Public Health Action Planning Resource Manual

The Public Health Action Planning Resource Manual (PHAP-RM) provides up-to-date information used to inform the development of a public health action plan to reduce air pollution and mitigate adverse health effects in Detroit.  It contains a wealth of information regarding air pollution that includes, for example, sources of pollutants, pollution monitoring and regulatory programs, estimates of health impacts and cumulative risks, and, most importantly, strategies that can reduce air pollution exposure and mitigate adverse health effects for Detroit residents.  The Executive Summary provides an overview of the complete Resource Manual.

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Air Quality Action and Outreach by CAPHE & Partners

Preliminary Analysis of First Quarter 2019 and 2020 Ambient Air Quality in Southeast Michigan

Air pollution is associated with adverse environmental and health impacts, and there has been considerable interest regarding recent changes in pollutant levels that may have resulted from the pandemic and state-wide shut-down.  This analysis shows trends and changes in levels of four air pollutants — particulate matter (PM2.5), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and black carbon —  measured in Detroit and SE Michigan over the 2019-2020 period.

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CAPHE’s work is made possible by funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (RO1ES022616, RO1ES032389), and the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation.  Additional support is provided by the Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD), #P30ES017885.

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Alison Walding
Project Manager
Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments

University of Michigan School of Public Health
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029