PFAS in the Headlines

Explore the map of recent news stories about this family of industrial chemicals that is drawing increasing concern.

PFAS in the Headlines
March 20, 2019 Sandra Svoboda

How this family of industrial chemicals has contaminated water supplies is a worldwide story.

Great Lakes Now collected headlines from dozens of newspapers, television stations and public radio outlets to help you explore the story of PFAS chemicals in other communities.

Zoom in on the map to see coverage from a particular community. You can learn how governmental agencies and politicians are responding, what research is being done, and how people’s lives are affected under each pointer on the map.

And if you have a question about PFAS you’d like Great Lakes Now to answer, click HERE and send it to us.


More PFAS Coverage

Bat Bacteria: Unusual treatment offers hope to Great Lakes bats suffering from deadly fungal disease
- by Sharon Oosthoek

Great Lakes bats have taken a big hit over the past decade, with some species reduced by as much as 90 percent. The cause? A wasting disease called white-nose syndrome.

Ban on a Ban on Bans: Legislation introduced to overturn a previous ban on plastic bag bans
- by GLNeditor

Michigan, after legislation banning the ban of plastic bags was introduced in 2016, is now looking at new legislation that will undo that.

PFAS Update: New drinking water standards, legislation to ban PFAS firefighting foam and exposure assessments are all in development
- by Natasha Blakely

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin organized a public forum on PFAS to update the community on what’s in progress to address contamination.

IJNR Snapshots: The human and environmental costs of emergency management in Detroit and Flint
- by Natasha Blakely

When residents in Detroit and Flint started to suffer consequences from choices made under emergency management, their attempts to address those concerns were often ignored. GLN News Director Natasha Blakely learned more while on a fellowship with the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources. Read her reports.

Submit YOUR Great Lakes Photos
- by GLNeditor

Submit Your Favorite Great Lakes Photos to Detroit Public Television – and see them on air! DPTV’s Great Lakes Now…

The Forever Chemicals: MLive Reporters and Great Lakes Now engage Sustainable Brands 2019 audience
- by Sandra Svoboda

After a documentary screening at the Sustainable Brands 2019 conference in Detroit, Great Lakes Now hosted an audience discussion with the MLive Media Group reporters who have been leading the coverage of the PFAS issue in Michigan.


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