by Garret Ellison,

by Jake May,

OSCODA, MI — Don’t touch the toxic foam.

Skin contact with a frothy surface water foam found near some PFAS contamination sites poses a greater health risk than previously thought, Michigan officials now say.

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services has yet to officially announce the updated warning, but state toxicologists say their concern about foam contact has increased thanks, in part, to new state health screening levels for PFAS exposure.

The state previously warned people not to ingest the foam, but said that touching it wasn’t a major concern. Now, it wants people to avoid the foam altogether.

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