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“Sandy Wynn-Stelt has been confronting her own mortality for the past few days after getting some disturbing but not entirely unexpected news,” Garret Ellison reports from Belmont, where folks are still learning the extent of groundwater contamination linked to a former Wolverine World Wide tannery. “Last week, Wynn-Stelt received blood testing results showing extremely high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances known as PFAS or PFCs in her blood.”

She’s among those wondering whether such tests implicate Wolverine for some of her ailments, Ellison reports, but the company has sought to cast doubt about linkages between PFAS and diseases — and discourage residents from testing their blood.

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