On January 30, 2020, The Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) received a Freshwater Future result from a resident in the neighborhood directly south of the Pellston Regional Airport. The result exceeded proposed maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for PFOS and PFHxS. EGLE learned that high school students had sampled multiple residences in the area with Freshwater Future PFAS sampling kits. The analysis of those kits was performed by the University of Michigan Biological Station at the south end of Douglas Lake. EGLE resampled the one residence to confirm the results.
To learn more about PFAS, visit the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team Site for the Pellston Area.
If you have questions, please call our Public Health Information Line - 1-800-386-5959.