Leading With Science

The state’s only environmental nonprofit organization with a science team, we seek to understand the science behind the issues that affect our health and environment.

Our science department supports the work and mission of Clean Wisconsin through a broad range of research and technical services and keeps us on the forefront of key environmental issues confronting our state.

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Our Research

Fact-based scientific research underpins all of our work. Clean Wisconsin has been involved in a number of studies looking at the impact of pollutants on our health and our environment. We also provide expert testimony and analysis to educate lawmakers and the public on environmental issues.


Analyzing fine particulate matter (PM) exposure from different sources for different racial-ethnic groups in Wisconsin.

Evaluating nitrate-attributable disease cases and adverse birth outcomes as well as their economic costs for Wisconsin.

Evaluating PAH concentrations and source identification for river and lakebed sediments in and upstream of three smaller Wisconsin municipalities: Eau Claire (Eau Claire River), Stevens Point (Plover River), and Racine (Root River)

Investigating the sources of Molybdenum in drinking-water wells from shallow aquifers in a region of widespread coal combustion residue disposal in southeastern Wisconsin.

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