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“Congress has passed legislation to allow airports to stop using foam containing PFAS chemicals.

Under current law, commercial airports must use firefighting foam that contains toxic chemicals known as PFAS. However, Congress wants that to change.

PFAS chemicals are a large source of drinking water contamination all over Michigan. There are at least 35 confirmed sites of contamination across the state.

These chemicals have been linked to kidney and testicular cancer and high cholesterol.

Melanie Benesh, a legislative attorney with the Environmental Working Group, says Senator Gary Peters was leading the charge to get this bill passed.

‘We’re just really happy to see congress come together in this bipartisan way to address a real public health issue,’ Benesh said.”