Clean water for all

Clean drinking water is a top priority for Southwest Michigan families and communities, but dangerous PFAS contamination – like we saw in Parchment a number of years ago – is a real threat to our freshwater systems. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dropped its lifetime health advisory levels for per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS) that it used for the last seven years. PFAS chemicals are persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic. Now, the EPA has lowered the acceptable presence of PFAS to virtually zero – a step in the right direction to removing these chemicals from our drinking water.

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