PFAS + Wayne County
As a Wayne County resident, you and the 1,753,059 people living in your community need to stay informed about the threat posed by toxic PFAS contamination.
A quick look at the numbers in Wayne County:
- There are 14 sites contaminated with toxic PFAS.
- 14% of residents are over the age of 65, and their health can be aggravated by PFAS contamination.
- 6.3% are children, who are especially vulnerable to PFAS.
To combat the harmful effects of PFAS, we must:
- Raise funds to clean up the Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, Stroh Parking Structure, and Rouge Manufacturing Complex.
- Raise awareness of PFAS contamination in Wayne County waterways, and conduct local events to educate boaters and swimmers of the risks associated with PFAS.
- Recruit volunteers in key communities such as Detroit, Dearborn, and Wyandotte to get the word out about this risk to our community.
- Raise funds to continue testing important water sources like Belleville Lake and Flat Rock Lake.
- Raise awareness of potential PFAS contamination in Wayne 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…
Find Contaminated Areas Near You
GLPAN's Community Action Mini-Grants Program
Through our Community Action PFAS Funding Opportunity the Great Lakes PFAS Action Network (GLPAN) distributed funds to impacted community-driven PFAS projects across the Great Lakes.
Educating Wayne County Residents about PFAS Sites:
Funds for this project will support Wayne County community members to better understand PFAS contamination around Detroit. The project will also work with the state of Michigan on PFAS-identified sites.
Contact: Wayne County Conservation District