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  • Study: PFAS found in Ann Arbor drinking water

    News

    23 Jan 2020 | Michigan Advance

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) called on Congress to pass legislation that establishes national regulations on PFAS in drinking water and increases cleanup efforts.

  • How to weigh in on Michigan’s proposed limits on PFAS in drinking water

    News

    8 Jan 2020 | Bridge Magazine

    Through month’s end, the state is soliciting input on the proposed rules, including three community meetings, before likely rolling them out in late spring.

  • Michigan starts collecting firefighting foam containing PFAS

    Policy

    13 Dec 2019

    After the foam is picked up, it will be shipped to a facility in Idaho. There it will be solidified and placed in a licensed hazardous waste landfill.

  • Michigan starts collecting firefighting foam containing PFAS

    News

    13 Dec 2019 | Michigan Radio

    After the foam is picked up, it will be shipped to a facility in Idaho. There it will be solidified and placed in a licensed hazardous waste landfill.

  • Government studying widely used chemicals linked to health issues

    News

    5 Dec 2019 | The New York Times

    The federal government has started the first in a series of detailed studies of the impact the chemicals have had on human health.The goal is to determine what role the chemicals, known generally as PFAS, play in a long list of health conditions including thyroid, kidney, liver, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases, among other ailments.

  • Michigan woman wonders if PFAS caused her family’s cancers

    News

    5 Dec 2019 | MLive

    She wonders if PFAS played a role in her husband’s death from kidney cancer. And if it contributed to her battle with thyroid cancer.

  • Michigan hires private lawyers also pushing opioid cases for PFAS lawsuit

    News

    23 Oct 2019 | Legal Newsline

    Fields PLLC of Washington, D.C. will head Michigan’s PFAS case. Previously, Richard Fields found major success in asbestos and breast implant litigation by taking on the insurance companies that issued policies to the corporate defendants.

  • EPA still plans to introduce PFAS limits for drinking water by year-end

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    22 Oct 2019 | mlive

    Federal officials said during a visit to Michigan that they are on track to meet a year-end deadline to propose regulatory standards for PFAS in drinking water.

  • Here’s what Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new PFAS water rules mean for Michigan

    News

    16 Oct 2019 | Bridge Michigan

    Michigan has taken a major step toward regulating dangerous PFAS chemicals in drinking water supplies. The final rule could be adopted by April 2020, but it must first clear an administrative review that includes consideration by the Environmental Rules Review Committee, a controversial panel that GOP lawmakers created last year to check the governor’s power.

  • America’s dairyland may Have a PFAS problem

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    11 Oct 2019 | NRDC

    The toxic chemicals have been showing up in milk around the country. Anna Reade, an NRDC staff scientist specializing in toxic chemicals, suggests that state agencies test sludge before it’s spread on fields and milk before it goes to market. Then officials could see where the highest PFAS concentrations are coming from.

  • Michigan House of Reps passes AFFF bills

    News

    5 Oct 2019 | Alpena News

    A package of three bills that would keep better tabs on the amount of hazardous firefighting foam used in the state was passed in the state House and is headed to the Senate.

  • Michigan steps closer to PFAS standards for drinking water

    News

    28 Sep 2019 | Traverse City Record Eagle

    The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team unanimously voted to draft rules founded on the health-based values recommended by a science advisory work group.

  • What toxicologist says parents should know about PFAS exposure

    News

    9 Sep 2019 | MLive

    Jamie DeWitt, a pharmacology and toxicology professor at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine, provides practical information relating to PFAS contamination.

  • At Michigan schools, urgent PFAS response no guarantee

    News

    5 Sep 2019 | MLive

    The state tested about 1,380 public water systems and 460 schools, daycares and Head Start centers on well water. However the State currently lacks authority to force schools to take any measures.

  • Michigan gets $4M to learn how much PFAS is in your blood

    News

    4 Sep 2019 | MLive

    The first initiative, called the Michigan Chemical Exposure Monitoring program (MiChEM), will indicate the human blood levels of PFAS..., PCBs, certain pesticides and heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury and lead. A second portion of the grant will be used for more targeted testing: Checking firefighters for how much PFAS is in their blood....New York and New Jersey also will be gathering statewide PFAS data.

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