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North Kent County PFAS results released

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Posted at 8:15 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 20:15:25-04

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services found that levels of PFAS in residential drinking water wells in parts of North Kent County varied greatly.

That’s according to results released Tuesday after a study looking at households north of Grand Rapids whose wells had documented measured PFAS levels.

Read the full report here.

Clinics were held from November 2018 to June 2019 to measure PFAS levels in people’s blood.

“These findings suggest the need for continued public health action in the North Kent County area to investigate PFAS exposures and resulting long-term health effects,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health. “The assessment team continues to analyze data, including questionnaires and drinking water samples from study participants.”

Representatives will discuss the findings during webinars Sept. 16 at noon and 6:30 p.m.