Kent County

PFAS + Kent County

As a Kent County resident, you and the 652,617 people living in your community need to stay informed about the threat posed by toxic PFAS contamination.

A quick look at the numbers in Kent County:

  • There are 18 sites contaminated with toxic PFAS.
  • 12% of residents are over the age of 65, and their health can be aggravated by PFAS contamination.
  • 6.2% are children, who are especially vulnerable to PFAS.

To combat the harmful effects of PFAS, we must:

  • Raise funds to clean up the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Ashley Avenue Disposal Area, and Northeast Gravel.
  • Raise awareness of PFAS contamination in Kent County waterways, and conduct local events to educate boaters and swimmers of the risks associated with PFAS.
  • Recruit volunteers in key communities such as Rockford and Caledonia to get the word out about this risk to our community.
  • Raise funds to continue testing important water sources like Murray Lake.
  • Raise awareness of potential PFAS contamination in Kent County waterways.

Join the Great Lakes PFAS Action Network and share your story.

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