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PFAS Test Results Show Contaminated Drinking Wells In East Bay Township

Source:, November 16, 2020
By: Meth Milligan

State officials who tested 15 private wells in East Bay Township for PFAS chemicals linked to cancer and other health risks found some level of contaminants in all 15 wells, with seven wells testing about safe drinking water maximums.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced in October it would test several wells in Pine Grove neighborhood for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS). The group of man-made chemicals, which are found in numerous industrial and consumer products, have been identified in recent years as an “emerging contaminant” posing health risks to humans, according to Michigan’s Environmental Health department. The chemicals have been linked to increased cholesterol, decreased fertility, and increased likelihood of certain cancers, among other risks. Read more.

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