91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.3 Port Huron 89.7 Lansing 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

New state bill would limit PFAS levels to 5 parts per trillion in public drinking water

faucet running water
Marina Shemesh
Public Domain
Michigan Democrats have reintroduced a bill to set a limit of 5 parts-per-trillion for PFAS chemicals in drinking water.

A new bill in the state Senate would set a limit of 5 parts per trillion for two common PFAS chemicals in drinking water.

PFOA and PFOS are part of a family of chemicals linked to serious health issues – including cancer.

Senator Winnie Brinks introduced the bill. She says research shows the current Environmental Protection Agency advisory level of 70 parts per trillion is too high.

As a representative last year, Brinks proposed a similar version that died in a state House committee.

Brinks talked to Michigan Radio’s Morning Edition host Doug Tribou about why she thinks there's a better chance of the bill passing this year.

Related Content