Experts discuss PFAS contamination in West Michigan at U of M

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Amid growing concerns of contaminated water in the Belmont and Rockford areas, The University of Michigan hosted a webinar to discuss the history and effects of Per and Poly Fluorinated Chemicals that have contaminated hundreds of drinking water wells. Commonly referred to as PFAS, Dr. Rick Rediske of the Annis Water Resources Institute at Grand Valley State University met with other professors Wednesday in Ann Arbor to discuss the unfolding issues of groundwater contamination caused by the chemical.

The consumption of PFAS has been linked to a laundry list of health concerns, including liver and kidney cancers.

So far, over 100 lawsuits have been filed against Wolverine Worldwide. Last Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court denied a request from Wolverine attorneys who hoped to argue for their dismissal.