Thursday, February 21, 6:30–8:30pm. PFAS are synthetic chemicals commonly used in industries for waterproofing and flame retardant materials. They break down slowly and are highly soluble, allowing them to easily transfer between soil and surface water. While the overall health effects of PFAS exposure are not fully understood, groups like the Michigan Environmental Council and the federal Centers for Disease Control support establishing drinking water standards to protect human health.
Many consider Michigan “ground zero” for PFAS contamination in the US, with 36 municipal drinking water sites in Michigan now identified as having high levels of PFAS. Join us for a conversation about how PFAS are affecting our health and what actions we might take to mitigate harm.
Featuring Daniel Brown, watershed planner for the Huron River Watershed Council and leader for the HRWC RiverUp program, and James Clift, policy director at the Michigan Environmental Council, a coalition of more than 70 concerned groups across Michigan.
Coffee & Conversation events are free and open to the public.
6:30pm—Welcome and Refreshments
7pm—Speaker followed by Q&A