PFAS + Alpena County
As an Alpena County resident, you and the 28,431 people living in your community need to stay informed about the threat posed by toxic PFAS contamination.
A quick look at the numbers in Alpena County:
- There are 2 sites contaminated with toxic PFAS.
- 22% of residents are over the age of 65, and their health can be aggravated by PFAS contamination.
- 4.9% are children, who are especially vulnerable to PFAS.
To combat the harmful effects of PFAS, we must:
- Raise funds to clean up the Alpena Combat Readiness Center and Alpena Hide and Leather Co.
- Raise awareness of PFAS contamination in Alpena County waterways, and conduct local events to educate boaters and swimmers of the risks associated with PFAS.
- Recruit volunteers in key communities such as Alpena and Herron to get the word out about this risk to our community.
- Raise funds to continue testing important water sources like Fletcher Pond.
- Raise awareness of potential PFAS contamination in Alpena County waterways.
Join the Great Lakes PFAS Action Network and share your story.
What Are PFAS?
PFAS are toxic & invisible man-made chemicals that have negative health effects.
Exposure to PFAS
The most common manner of exposure is ingestion.
Health Impacts + PFAS
Toxic PFAS can have incredibly harmful affects on your health.
Where Are PFAS Found?
PFAS are found EVERYWHERE. But we can protect ourselves by being informed.