April 17, 2018

Blood test results could be back by the end of the summer.

WILMINGTON – Nearly every home whose tap water researchers tested for GenX in October and November showed levels of GenX and other perfluorinated chemicals, a trio of N.C. State professors told Wilmington residents on Tuesday.

The researchers are part of a team of North Carolina researchers led by N.C. State’s Center for Human Health and the Environment that received a $275,000 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study the region’s contamination of GenX and 16 other fluorochemicals believed to be tied to Chemours’ production at the Fayetteville Works facility. Testing included checking blood, urine and tap water for the chemical’s presence.

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