MICHIGAN TOWNS’ DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATED WITH MAN-MADE CHEMICALS

There are new drinking-water safety concerns in Michigan, where water in the cities of New Baltimore and Mount Clemens tested positive for two chemicals that are typically found in the production industries.

Residents of Ira Township, New Baltimore and Mount Clemens were notified that their drinking and groundwater supply was contaminated after tests were done in late January.

The toxic chemicals that were present in the water are perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl, or more commonly known as PFAS and PFCs, Michigan Live reported. They’re part of a class of man-made chemicals that are frequently used in nonstick pans, waterproof shoes and making furniture stain-resistant, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. 

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