Superfund Research Program
Following the discovery of high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the blood of GenX Exposure Study participants, researchers are working quickly to report their findings back to the North Carolina communities and address their concerns.
Led out of North Carolina State University SRP Center, researchers collected blood samples from 1,020 participants across three North Carolina communities and analyzed them for 44 different PFAS. The communities — Wilmington, Pittsboro, and Fayetteville — are exposed to PFAS via contaminated drinking water.
The team communicated these results to participants during an October 2022 community meeting which included a panel of experts who listened to and responded to questions from study participants and other concerned residents.
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