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.

Important Information for Current Participants:

Please join us for the next round of sampling!

We are collecting new samples this summer and fall from people who participated in 2020-2021. We will be contacting you with
details about how to make an appointment. You can provide a sample at any location.

See below for location details, and stay tuned for more information regarding appointment reservation.

Are you a current participant? 

Please check your email for an appointment scheduling invitation and your physical mail for a postcard from us.

Scheduling occurs about 1 month before the event – please add our event dates below to your calendar,

and keep an eye out for our email and postcard.

Are you interested in enrolling or re-enrolling? 

We are accepting a small number of new participants this year.

Please call or email us if you are in the Wilmington or Pittsboro area and you would like to see if you’re eligible to enroll.

Read our 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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