GenX Exposure Study

Welcome to the GenX Exposure Study

The GenX Exposure Study is measuring GenX and other PFAS exposure in people living near the Cape Fear River Basin, North Carolina – the drinking water source for numerous North Carolina communities. We aim to understand current exposure and potential health effects to help answer questions for North Carolina residents.

We continue to work with other researchers to better understand PFAS and their effects. Science is a process and takes time, and we look forward to sharing our work with you.

2023 Blood PFAS Results

Personal PFAS Results from blood samples collected in Fall 2023 will be sent out by mail starting in April 2024 and will continue throughout the Spring. We will send personal PFAS results as they become available. This means you may get your own results before or after other people in the study.

After we get the PFAS data for everyone, we will send a follow-up letter with graphs to show your personal results within your community, like we have done in the past. We will also host community meetings and webinars to discuss these latest PFAS results later this year.

Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Read our Latest Newsletter

Released July 2023

Press Play on a Podcast with the Waterloop

MAY 9, 2023 | The emergence of PFAS has epidemiologists and toxicologists working to understand the health impacts. Researchers in North Carolina are on the leading edge of the science and discuss what is known about human health impacts.

While we don’t currently have any planned upcoming events, we look forward to continuing to create opportunities to engage with you!

In the meantime, we encourage you to view any previous content using the button below and contact us with questions.

2020-2021 Blood PFAS Results

In late 2022, the report back letters from 2020-2021 sampling were released to all relevant participants. Click below to see a de-identified sample report back letter, along with the full list of PFAS we analyzed samples for. Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Click to view all of the report back letters from our study.

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