CDC gives state $1M for PFAS testing

BY: - September 25, 2019

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services $1 million to host a study on the exposure of the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in West Michigan drinking water. The federal government on Monday announced that Michigan is one of seven states chosen for […]

Michigan Reps. to Trump: Come to the Midwest and defend your PFAS policies

BY: - September 24, 2019

WASHINGTON — Michigan lawmakers want President Trump to travel to the Midwest to defend his opposition to legislative measures to crack down on PFAS contamination.  The president has threatened to veto an annual defense spending bill over provisions included by lawmakers from Michigan and other states that aim to force the government to do more […]

Michigan communities chosen for federal PFAS exposure study

BY: - September 23, 2019

WASHINGTON — The federal government announced Monday that Michigan is one of seven states chosen for a study of the human health effects of exposures to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) through drinking water.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry announced that it will partner with the […]

Whitmer, 14 govs. tell Congress to include strong PFAS provisions in defense bill

BY: - September 18, 2019

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer led a group of 15 bipartisan governors in a letter sent Wednesday to both the U.S. Senate and House Armed Services Committees backing provisions related to per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) in the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act. Several members of Michigan’s congressional delegation have sponsored amendments on PFAS, as it’s contained […]

DOD data show 4 more Michigan military PFAS sites

BY: - September 17, 2019

The number of identified U.S. military installations with PFAS-contaminated drinking water has increased — and four affected sites are in Michigan, according to Department of Defense (DOD) data obtained by nonprofit activist organization Environmental Working Group (EWG).   PFAS, or long-lasting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a growing cause for concern because of their adverse health […]

‘This is ridiculous’ — Michigan lawmakers slam corporations on PFAS

BY: - September 10, 2019

WASHINGTON — Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday charged leading chemical corporations with downplaying the health and environmental harms of a class of chemicals known as PFAS and for dodging their full legal and financial responsibility.   A representative for 3M, which uses per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to manufacture Scotchgard, testified that the substances — which have […]

Statewide study: 10% of Michigan public water systems have PFAS

BY: - August 19, 2019

The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) published the results of the first statewide study of toxic PFAS (or per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) in drinking water last week, after testing more than 1,700 water supplies across the state. PFAS are known as “forever chemicals” and are found in food packaging, cookware, firefighting foam and more. […]