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Lake Huron collaborative group hosts webinar

A public webinar will be held Monday afternoon to discuss "chemical contaminants in Lake Huron."

The one-hour virtual event has been organized by the Lake Huron Binational Partnership Work Group, a joint initiative between Canada and the U.S.

The discussion will include efforts to address chemicals of mutual concern, which are substances that pose significant environmental and human health risks in the Great Lakes.

Officials will also discuss the presence of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in our waterways. According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, PFAS or “forever chemicals” are a complex group of synthetic chemicals that are often used in consumer products.

Guest speakers for the virtual event will include Jacqueline Peters of Environment and Climate Change Canada, Brandon Reid of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and Lisa Derickx of Algoma University.

The webinar will begin at 2 p.m. As scheduled in the agenda, 15 minutes will be allotted for a question and answer period at the end of the presentation.

Although the webinar is free and open to the public, registration is required.

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