Health Officials: Avoid Foam on Lakes, Rivers with High PFAS Levels

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Health officials are warning swimmers to avoid foam on Michigan lakes and rivers.

That’s because in lakes and rivers contaminated with PFAS, it can become concentrated in that foam.

PFAS are chemicals with links to multiple health problems, including cancer.

PFAS foam looks different from naturally occurring foam because it’s bright white, lightweight and piles up like shaving cream.

You should wash it off if you come in contact with it.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says you also shouldn’t allow animals, especially dogs, to come in contact with or swallow the foam.

For more information on PFAS safety, click here.