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Professor Documenting Stories of People Dealing with PFAS


A Grand Valley State University writing professor is recording the stories of people affected by PFAS.

Those chemicals have turned up in private wells, sludge from wastewater treatment plants and even food.

Dani DeVasto’s project, “Living with PFAS,” will be archived and preserved digitally in the western Michigan school’s special collections and archives.

DeVasto says “one of the things that’s been missing, one of the most powerful pieces, are the stories of the individuals who are being impacted by PFAS.”

PFAS compounds have been dubbed “forever chemicals” because they take thousands of years to degrade.

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