Perfluoroalkyls (PFAs)

What Are Perfluoroalkyls?

Perfluoroalkyls (PFAs) are a group of man-made chemicals that are not found naturally in the environment. Some chemicals that are in this group PFAs include:
• perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
• perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS)
• perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA)
• perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS)
• perfluordecanoic acid (PFDeA)

These PFAs were used to protect products like carpet and fabric, and as a coating for paper and cardboard packaging. They can also be found in some fire-fighting foams.

Understanding the Facts and Risks

Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART)

PFAs Factsheets

Any Resident with questions about the ongoing investigation should contact Van Buren Cass District Health Department at 269-621-3143 or EGLE’s Environmental Assistance Center at 1-800-662-9278.

PFAS in Drinking Water
PFAS Exposure and Your Health
Coping With Stress Caused by Environmental Contamination
Frequently Asked Questions
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