Michigan Takes Bold Action to Protect Communities from Toxic “Forever” Chemicals!

Great news! Michigan has finalized bold new rules to help protect Michiganders from dangerous chemicals known as PFAS.

And these protections couldn’t come at a more critical time. PFAS chemicals have been linked to serious health risks like immune system dysfunction, cancer, liver damage, and harm to developing fetuses, infants, and children, often at extremely low levels of exposure. And they’ve been found in the drinking water of over 1.9 million Michiganders.

But Michigan’s new rules would help reduce exposure to these chemicals in a big way, especially among vulnerable populations. And they’re some of the strongest and most health-protective standards against PFAS chemicals in the nation.

A growing number of communities across the country — many of them underserved low-income communities of color — are grappling with different forms of water contamination, from PFAS chemicals to lead to harmful algal blooms. That's why NRDC has been fighting tirelessly for years to secure safe drinking water for all communities in Michigan.

Please take a minute to thank Governor Gretchen Whitmer for her leadership in protecting Michigan's drinking water from toxic PFAS chemicals!

Great news! Michigan has finalized bold new rules to help protect Michiganders from dangerous chemicals known as PFAS. Send Governor Gretchen Whitmer a letter of thanks for her leadership!

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Cc: Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

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Thank you for helping protect Michigan’s drinking water from PFAS!

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