Study Details

GenX is a chemical used in Teflon production and has been detected in the Cape Fear River – the drinking water source for numerous North Carolina communities. GenX is part of a family of chemicals known as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances).

The study was designed to answer three questions:

Is GenX detectable in my body?

What predicts GenX in my body?

Are there health effects associate with GenX?