The GenX Exposure Study team has planned a webinar and multiple in-person community meetings on recently released blood per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, results.
The GenX Exposure Study is measuring GenX and other PFAS exposure in people living near the Cape Fear River Basin, the drinking water source for numerous North Carolina communities.
The question-and-answer webinar is set for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 The link to join is https://ncsu.zoom.us/s/97702719298.
The three in-person meetings scheduled will take place at Grays Creek Community Center, Hope Mills Wednesday, Nov. 2; Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Fayetteville, Nov. 10; and Dec. 7 at Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington. All meetings are to begin at 6 p.m. and are free to attend.
For those who missed the announcement on the 2020-2021 Blood PFAS Results Oct. 18, the webinar can be viewed online.
The GenX Exposure study began in November 2017 in response to the contamination of drinking water in Wilmington by GenX and other PFAS. The study team is made up of scientists, public health professionals, community organizations citizens, and students who are all working together to understand PFAS exposure in communities along the Cape Fear River Basin, according to the study’s website.
From 2017 to 2019, researchers focused on understanding PFAS exposure in Wilmington and Fayetteville areas by measuring PFAS in blood and water. Since 2020, the team has concentrated on how PFAS exposure influences human health. As a result, the study has grown to include over 1,000 people living in three regions of the Cape Fear River Basin. Learn more about the study’s development over time online.