‘The Devil We Know’ tells the story of residents of Parkersburg, West Virginia, who courageously rose up against the chemical industry. For years, they had noticed rampant health issues among their neighbors and witnessed the sudden death of livestock on their farms. Against all odds, they put the pieces of an environmental mystery together and discovered the toxic chemical PFOA / PFAS in the drinking water of tens of thousands of people.
Because it has been dumped into drinking water, piped out of smokestacks, and put into countless consumer goods for decades—non-stick coating, stain-repellent carpeting, water-resistant clothing, food packaging, and even dental floss—PFOA is now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans.
Discussion following lead by Jim Nash, Water Resources Commissioner, Oakland County
No charge for admission; no reservations required.
Brought to you by the
Green Ministry – Congregational Church of Birmingham, UCC
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