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“FRENCH ISLAND, Wis. (WXOW) – Midwest Environmental Advocates launched a ‘#PFAS Free Wisconsin‘ campaign on Tuesday to advocate for increased statewide well water testing.

‘If you don’t test your water you have no idea what toxic chemicals may be inside,’ Town of Campbell Supervisor Lee Donahue said. ‘Safe drinking water is a basic human need. It shouldn’t be which party you belong to, it should not be a partisan issue.’

Primarily, Poly-and Perfluoroalkyl Substances are found in thousands of daily use products. They’re related to non-stick coating or waterproofing. They’re also found in certain firefighting foams.

Marinette city councilor Doug Oitzinger agreed with Donahue.

‘It doesn’t matter if you’re Democrat or Republican or Libertarian,’ Oitzinger said. ‘[If] you drink poison water? That’s bad.’

Pediatrician and Wisconsin Environmental health Network Co-President Dr. Beth Neary said PFAS chemicals can stay in the human body for 35 years and more well testing is necessary…”