Murphy Testifies at US Senate Homeland Security Committee PFAS Hearing
U.S. Senator Gary Peters chaired a panel on hazardous chemicals known as PFAS — per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — that can contaminate the air, water and soil and have significant adverse effects on human health. The panel, held at the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building on campus, included federal and state officials as well as Cheryl Murphy, the director of the Center for PFAS Research at MSU.
Members of the Michigan community were present as well to testify how they've been impacted by PFAS contamination. One of the speakers from the community included retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Craig minor, who testified that both his spleen and liver had been enlarged due to PFAS exposure.
The full hearing can be viewed on the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs website. You can listen to Dr. Murphy starting at 02:05:17.