Bloomberg Law
June 17, 2019, 10:16 AM

‘Contaminated’ Families Organize to Take On PFAS Fight

Pat Rizzuto
Pat Rizzuto

Concentrations of nonstick chemicals in Sandy Wynn-Stelt’s water wells are more than 1,000 times the Environmental Protection Agency’s health advisory level.

The concentrations of the chemicals in her blood—linked with high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, and other health problems—are 750 times higher than the national average.

Yet no one can tell Wynn-Stelt whether those chemicals, called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), will make her sick.

“You go through disbelief, dread, fear, anger, and feeling helpless,” the 59-year-old psychologist from Belmont, Mich., told Bloomberg Environment.

Those feelings spurred Wynn-Stelt into action. She decided to learn more about the chemicals and join ...

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