MT. PLEASANT, MI (MPRN)-- A new report shows three times as many PFAS contamination sites across the country than was previously reported.
The report, from the Environmental Working Group, found roughly 610 PFAS contaminated sites across the country.
In July of 2018 the group reported 172 sites. Researchers say the new report drew from a new source - meaning the data isn’t directly comparable.
PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl substances, are a family of chemicals that have been found across the state and are linked to health problems including cancer.