The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has found traces of dangerous chemicals in some bodies of water in the state. 

The DNR says it found elevated levels of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances in Starkweather Creek in Madison and Silver Creek in Monroe County.  Lesser levels were also found in three other Wisconsin bodies of water, including the Mississippi River.  The Environmental Protection Agency says consuming these chemicals can cause cancer, thyroid disease, and low birth weight.

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