Filtration at the public water treatment level, stopping contamination at the source and setting health standards are steps toward protecting the public from PFAS.
GenX: Five Years Later
Study finds PFAS health risks inadequately communicated
A recent analysis found that messaging about the health risks of PFAS for significantly exposed communities needs to be stronger and offer the public more guidance.
Vaughn Hagerty: The reporter who broke the GenX story
His curiosity-driven “Googling around” led to a research paper about contaminants detected in the Cape Fear River that, in turn, led to a news story that rattled the region and helped shape five years of environmental policy on PFAS.
Researchers make strides in 5 years since GenX reported
Developments have been swift in the five years this week since the public first learned of an emerging contaminant in the drinking water source for thousands in the lower Cape Fear region, but work remains.