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Michigan completes first statewide study of PFAS in water supply

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) today announced the results from the 2018 state-wide sampling of public, school and tribal water supplies for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The $1.7 million study is the first of its kind in the nation.

Only two out of nearly 1,600 water systems tested across Michigan had results exceeding the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Lifetime Health Advisory (LHA) of 70 ppt for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), state officials said Monday.

These two sites were the city of Parchment and Robinson Elementary School near Grand Haven. Both sites are quickly responding to the results.

For more details on the results of this MPART study, read DEQ's full announcement here.