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“LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services launched a study in West Michigan communities to compare PFAS and the health among residents. 

PFAS, an abbreviation for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, would be studied in drinking water between 2020 and 2026 in Parchment and Cooper Township in Kalamazoo County and the Belmont and Rockford areas of Kent County, state officials announced Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.

Eligible participants would receive an enrollment packet for the Michigan PFAS Exposure and Health Study, or MiPEHS, in the mail by Nov. 30. 

The state health department asked people who enrolled in the study to complete a comprehensive survey and provide a blood sample on three separate occasions over the course of the study. The blood samples will be tested for PFAS and health markers such as thyroid hormones and cholesterol. MDHHS will also test some participants’ drinking water for PFAS…”