PFAS + Genesee County
As a Genesee County resident, you and the 406,770 people living in your community need to stay informed about the threat posed by toxic PFAS contamination.
A quick look at the numbers in Genesee County:
- There are 13 sites contaminated with toxic PFAS.
- 16% of residents are over the age of 65, and their health can be aggravated by PFAS contamination.
- 5.7% are children, who are especially vulnerable to PFAS.
To combat the harmful effects of PFAS, we must:
- Raise funds to clean up the Forest Waste Superfund Site, Pollard Landfill, Richfield Landfill, and Lockhart Chemical Company.
- Raise awareness of PFAS contamination in Genesee County waterways, and conduct local events to educate boaters and swimmers of the risks associated with PFAS.
- Recruit volunteers in key communities such as Flint and Davison to get the word out about this risk to our community.
- Raise funds to continue testing important water sources like Loon Lake and Pine Lake.
- Raise awareness of potential PFAS contamination in Genesee County waterways.
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What Are PFAS?
PFAS are a group of toxic and invisible man-made chemicals — short for per- and poly-fluoroalkyl chemical substances — that are used commonly in everyday consumer products, manufacturing and industry…
What Is GLPAN?
The Great Lakes PFAS Action Network (GLPAN) is a coalition centered and driven by people impacted by toxic PFAS pollution.