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EGLE's new video explains what PFAS are, health risks, and more
November 02, 2021
PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of man-made chemicals used in making things like firefighting foam, stain repellants, and non-stick cookware. PFAS can't break down easily in the environment and some build-up in our bodies. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy produced a new video to help explain what PFAS are, health risks, what the state is doing, what people can do to reduce their own exposure, and where to go for more information.
Do you have well water?
Depending on where you live, your well water could be impacted or contaminated by PFAS. Having a private residential well means you are responsible for your own water system. Check out this PFAS in Drinking Water for Private Residential Well Owners Fact Sheet about PFAS. It could help you decide if you should test your drinking water.
For more information, visit Michigan.gov/PFASResponse.