Health officials: Avoid foam on Michigan lakes, rivers with PFAS contamination
LANSING, Mich. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is warning Michigan residents to avoid foam on Michigan lakes and rivers that have per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the water. An example of PFAS foam buildup along the edge of a body of water in Michigan. (EGLE)Officials say that PFAS could pose a health risk, especially if the foam is swallowed. PFAS do not move easily through the skin, but MDHHS officials say repeated, prolonged whole-body contact with PFAS foam could create a health risk. Click here for tips from the state to help you identify if the foam is naturally-occurring or PFAS foam.