“New Study Shows Genx Compound Found in Cape Fear River May Have Even Worse Effects,” CBS17 News
November 01, 2021
It’s been four years since a chemical compound called GenX was discovered in the Cape Fear River and area drinking wells. GenX has been used by Fayetteville company Chemours to make non-stick cookware.
According to a recently released report from the EPA, the effect on humans is potentially worse than first thought.
“Animal studies following oral exposure have shown health effects including on the liver, kidneys, the immune system, development of offspring, and an association with cancer” the report stated.
“The people who are experiencing those injuries and diseases are very concerned that it’s the water that they’ve been drinking, in some cases for 40 years, that’s causing this,” said Gary Jackson. He is an attorney with the law firm James Scott Farrin. His team joins two other law firms that represent a consolidated federal class-action lawsuit against Chemours and parent company Dupont.