State Chemical Warning

More than a dozen Michigan communities have elevated levels of a dangerous chemical. That’s the finding of 2012 Michigan Department of Environmental Quality report that was suppressed until this year. Lisa Wozniak is the Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. She spoke with Michigan News Network about the issue.

“We’re calling on the state legislature to immediately return to Lansing and hold joint hearings to investigate how this terrible situation got ignored for six years,” Wozniak said.

Wozniak says the chemical known as PFAS can cause cancer, thyroid disorders, and a host of other severe health problems. She says report was written in 2012 and has been suppressed for the past six year, and she is now calling on state lawmakers to investigate the MDEQ