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Media Advisory: Clinton River/Lake St. Clair Community Briefing on PFAS

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For Immediate Release:
November 2, 2018

*Media Advisory: Clinton River/Lake St. Clair Community Briefing on PFAS*

*Contact:* DEQ Media Office,deq-assist@michigan.gov, 517-284-9278

*Who:*Presenters include the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), additional state and local agencies.

*What:*A community briefing that will give local Macomb residents an opportunity to receive an update on per- and polyfluroroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the area.

*When: *Thursday, November 8, 2018

6:00 p.m.-Doors open

6:30-8:00 p.m.-Main program

*Where: *Macomb Intermediate School District

44001 Garfield Rd

Clinton Twp., MI 48038

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Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), are part of a group of chemicals used globally during the past century in manufacturing, firefighting and thousands of common household and other consumer products.

In recent years, experts have become increasingly concerned by the potential effects of high concentrations of PFAS on human health.

Launched in 2017, the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) is the first multi-agency action team of its kind in the nation. Agencies representing health, environment and other branches of state government have joined together to investigate sources and locations of PFAS contamination in the state, take action to protect peoples drinking water, and keep the public informed as we learn more about this nationally emerging contaminant.

*For more information on the State of Michigan PFAS Response Team*

www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse [ https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.michigan.gov%2Fpfasresponse&data=02%7C01%7CLewisC21%40michigan.gov%7C40aa89f40b6f447bbd5908d640c81fb5%7Cd5fb7087377742ad966a892ef47225d1%7C0%7C0%7C636767625600757935&sdata=rMAP%2F5Soyc7hTiw%2F9iJv%2FWGK0CU7uN9RS8T3LKbrEK4%3D&reserved=0 ]

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Environmental assessment information: Press Releases for Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

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