The Purpose 
of is to increase public understanding of the source, risks, and means of avoiding arsenic contaminated water supplies in Michigan's Thumb. By promoting awareness among residents of the Thumb, we hope that people will be able to recognize the potential health hazards of arsenic toxicity and take the necessary steps to minimize their exposure.

                       is published and maintained by Clare and Meredith Harrison, students at Saginaw Valley State University. Clare and Meredith are committed to keeping residents of Michigan's Thumb informed about environmental health hazards such as arsenic in the ground water. was created by Lauren Cookingham Beene while a graduate student in Biology at Oakland University in the lab of Dr. Zijuan Liu, microbiologist and Assistant Professor at OU. The focus of Dr. Liu's lab is the identification and evaluation of the cellular transport pathways for toxic metalloid arsenic. 


If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for relevant information to, please email Clare and Meredith:

Image: Dr. Zijuan Liu and Lauren Cookingham Beene at Oakland University

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