PFAS + Grand Traverse County
As a Grand Traverse County resident, you and the 92,640 people living in your community need to stay informed about the threat posed by toxic PFAS contamination.
A quick look at the numbers in Grand Traverse County:
- There are 3 sites contaminated with toxic PFAS.
- 17% of residents are over the age of 65, and their health can be aggravated by PFAS contamination.
- 4.7% are children, who are especially vulnerable to PFAS.
To combat the harmful effects of PFAS, we must:
- Raise funds to clean up the Carl's Retreading, Cherry Capital Airport, and the United States Coast Guard Air Station, Traverse City.
- Raise awareness of PFAS contamination in Grand Traverse County waterways, and conduct local events to educate boaters and swimmers of the risks associated with PFAS.
- Recruit volunteers in key communities such as Interlochen and Traverse City to get the word out about this risk to our community.
- Raise funds to continue testing important water sources like Cedar Lake and Denzer Lake.
- Raise awareness of potential PFAS contamination in Grand Traverse County waterways.
Join the Great Lakes PFAS Action Network and share your story.
What Is GLPAN?
The Great Lakes PFAS Action Network (GLPAN) is a coalition centered and driven by people impacted by toxic PFAS pollution.
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…