|Title||Climate Change and Waterborne Disease Risk in the Great Lakes Region of the U.S.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Journal||Journal of Preventative Medicine|
The Great Lakes serve as a drinking water source for more than 40 million people. Ongoing studies and past events illustrate a strong connection between rain events and the amount of pollutants entering the Great Lakes. Extreme precipitation under global warming projections may overwhelm the combined sewer systems and lead to overflow events that can threaten both human health and recreation in the region.