PFAS testing

 

After tests found toxic chemicals in both Versluis Lake and Freska Lake in Kent County, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued updated fish consumption guidelines.

Multiple species in both lakes tested positive for per-and-poly floral-alkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS as well as mercury. Consumption of PFAS has been linked to a number of cancers including Thyrod and Liver Cancer.

A group of Michigan lawmakers is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to do more to investigate nearly 30 toxic chemical contamination around the state. Eight Republicans and six Democrats signed a letter to the EPA on Tuesday asking the agency to help with the state's response to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl water pollution.