pfas letter

CCW Signs On to PFAS Letter to DNR

  • PFAS
  • October 13, 2020

Citizens for a Clean Wausau and Over 30 Other Wisconsin Environmental Organizations Call for the State to Require PFAS Testing in Public Drinking Water Systems

Per the press release from Midwest Environmental Advocates on October 8, 2020, “a coalition of 34 environmental and public health organizations submitted a letter to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urging the agency to order public water systems in the state to test for per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)” and the “organizations say widespread, comprehensive testing is the only way to know if drinking water in the state is contaminated with toxic chemicals.”

View the full letter sent to Secretary Cole of the DNR here and embedded below.


According to the EPA, PFAS and PFOS are “very persistent in the environment and in the human body – meaning they don’t break down and they can accumulate over time” and there “is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects.”