“ROCKFORD, MI — Academic experts from Michigan and North Carolina will talk per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, chemical pollution on a free online seminar with public viewing sessions happening this week at three locations in West Michigan.

The University of Michigan is hosting the live-feed presentation online Wednesday, May 16 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Viewings are at the Rockford North Middle School and Grand Valley State University facilities in Grand Rapids and Muskegon.

Three speakers will discuss the PFAS groundwater contamination events in Michigan, with an emphasis on ‘the process of building scientific knowledge about the scope of the contamination and its public health impacts,’ according to an event flier.

The panelists will also talk about potential contamination solutions.

Panelists will take audience questions submitted from each location and online after the formal presentation ends at 5:30 p.m. There will be a moderator at each location…

The webinar is presented by the Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Live viewing locations:

* Rockford North Middle School, 397 E. Division Street NE
* GVSU Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, Room CHS 233, 301 Michigan Ave NE, Grand Rapids
* GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute, 740 West Shoreline Drive, Muskegon”

Read the full article by Garret Ellison