PFAS in Pellston, Michigan Found through Freshwater Future PFAS Testing Program
High School students from Pellston, Michigan volunteered to help Freshwater Future test area homes for the toxic chemicals called PFAS, discovering levels of concern in residential wells. State agencies confirmed the levels and held a Town Hall on Wednesday to inform residents of areas available for free testing from the State and steps to receive filters if needed. “Freshwater Future’s PFAS testing program was created to help communities, like Pellston, to conduct citizen science to gather information on drinking water quality, and clearly it is working” shared Jill Ryan, Executive Director at Freshwater Future.
Not All Water Filters Remove “Forever Chemicals” or PFAS
Water filters vary greatly in their effectiveness to remove PFAS according to a recent study by Duke University and North Carolina State researchers. The research tested 89 different filters and found that the under the sink reverse osmosis filters and two-stage filters proved to be the most effective at removing PFAS.