This week: Bill Introduced to Extend Prosecutions Connected to Flint Water Crisis + Toxicologist’s Tips for Parents Regarding PFAS in Drinking Water + Restoration Investments Generate Economic Benefits
Bill Introduced to Extend Prosecutions Connected to Flint Water Crisis
The Flint Water Crisis is featured this week in the PBS television news program, Frontline.
Toxicologist’s Tips for Parents Regarding PFAS in Drinking Water
Youth are more vulnerable to water contamination since their lower body weight exposes them to higher concentrations (even if they drink the same amount of water as adults). Because kids bodies are still developing, they don’t have the ability to break down certain chemicals–putting their growth and development at risk. James DeWitt, a professor at East Carolina University, recommends people first learn where their drinking water comes from and if it has PFAS in it.
Donate to Freshwater Future’s Walk, Paddle and Roll fundraiser
Friends of Freshwater Future are walking, paddling, biking, and swimming around the Great Lakes region this summer with a goal to raise $7,500 to support the people working tirelessly to protect and restore our waters from source to tap.
With YOUR support, Freshwater Future is making sure that community groups across the Great Lakes have the tools and resources they need to make sure their water is safe for drinking and recreation. With your gift, we will:
Test water in homes and schools for lead contamination
Educate and engage youth around clean drinking water, building tomorrow’s leaders for environmental justice
Identify waters contaminated with toxic PFAS chemicals and educate people about this dangerous pollutant
Push for policy solutions that reduce pollution contributing to harmful algal blooms