PFAS INFORMATION

The following links will guide you to authoritative information on PFAS, especially in drinking water.  

For updates on the Parchment, Michigan, water crisis: Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services

http://www.kalcounty.com/hcs/

Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) 

Information about PFAS testing in Michigan.  Includes FAQs, Health, Testing & Treatment, PFA Sites, and more.
https://www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse/

Article - Documents Show Parchment Mill Used PFAs Created By 3M - August 16, 2018 - MLive.com

Article about Parchment water crisis - August 16, 2018 - CNN.com

Article about US Health & Human Services Report on water contaminants - June 20, 2018 - CNN.com

Toxological Report for Perfluoroalkyls: "The 800-plus-page draft report from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services, indicates that the "minimal risk levels" for oral exposure to two chemicals known as PFOS and PFOA are lower than the threshold currently recommended by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA's levels are 10 and 6.7 times higher, respectively." [CNN.com 8/16/2018]

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp200.pdf

Emerging Contaminants in Water Supply Updates -PFAS

https://www.slideshare.net/GeoInsight/emerging-contaminants-in-water-supply-updates-pfas


Toxic Fluorinated Chemicals in Tap Water and at Industrial or Military Sites
https://www.ewg.org/interactive-maps/2017_pfa/#.W3REjGc2dD4

From an Environmental Defense Fund Blog Post:

Paper mills as a significant source of PFAS contamination, but who’s watching?

http://blogs.edf.org/health/2018/05/21/pfas-paper-mills/

 

Links to Public Presentations (powerpoint / videos) on Michigan.gov site:

https://www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse/0,9038,7-365-86513_86548_86556---,00.html

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/pfas/index.html

EPA PFAS Research
https://www.epa.gov/pfas/epa-pfas-research

The Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC), a respected national public-private coalition of stakeholders, is developing a series of six fact sheets designed to summarize current knowledge concerning PFAS. ITRC’s intent is to document and disseminate consensus-based information regarding PFAS:
https://pfas-1.itrcweb.org/fact-sheets/

Grand Valley State University content with good research links
https://www.gvsu.edu/pfas/

PFAS in American Red Cross adult blood donors, 2000-2015. Through Google Scholar - great research on PFAS in American blood supplies:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935117306916

From Harvard School of Public Health
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/toxic-chemicals-drinking-water/

Michigan League of Conservation Voters - Safe Drinking Water

https://michiganlcv.org/issues-impact/#safe-drinking-water

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