Fund For Lake Michigan

Building a Critical Mass of Local Actions to Protect the Lake Michigan Basin from Toxic PAHs

This funding builds on work to eliminate the use of dangerous coal tar based sealants, which contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), in Wisconsin. PAHs are known carcinogens harmful to humans and other animals. This project will educate communities on the sources and widespread effects of PAHs and help them to pass local bans on PAH use. The goal is for ten additional communities to pass PAH bans by the end of 2019 and for momentum to grow for a statewide ban in 2020.

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