TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Michigan may need stronger standards for toxins based on new reports.
A scientific panel convened by Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan’s standard for protecting drinking water from certain toxic chemicals may not be strong enough.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: “Help Wanted!” Growing Woe for Business
The Michigan PFAS Science Advisory Committee made the finding in a report issued Tuesday. Snyder convened the panel of nationally recognized experts on per- and polyfluoroalkyl subtances, which are found in firefighting foam, some foods and a variety of household products.READ MORE: Detroit Police Department Holds Graduation Ceremony For Recruit Class 2021-G
The report says people could be sickened by long-term exposure to drinking water with concentrations of two particular chemicals below the federal advisory level of 70 parts per trillion. That’s the standard Michigan uses.
The panel, led by David Savitz of the Brown University School of Public Health, also called for additional study of how other PFAS chemicals can affect human health.MORE NEWS: Here's A Look At Weekend Construction Happening In Metro Detroit
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