This week researchers from North Carolina State University released new findings in a study of PFAS contaminants in the blood samples taken from Wilmington volunteers.
The study looked for 10 PFAS unique to the Chemours chemical facility - called “fluoroethers” – and 10 legacy PFAS such as PFOA and PFOS in the samples.
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“This was the first paper to come out of our GenX exposure study, where we are describing our results of key facts analysis in blood samples from our Wilmington cohort.”
Nadine Kotlarz is the lead author on the study. She’s at the Center for Human Health and the Environment at NC State.
“And what we found was that legacy PFAS levels in Wilmington blood were elevated relative to the U.S. population. So what we're seeing with our data is that Wilmington represents a highly exposed community with respect to PFAS.”
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Kotlarz says its concerning to see such elevated levels of these compounds. She says thanks to a Superfund grant, NC State will continue to follow test participants, and also recruit more people for this ongoing exposure study. Vince Winkel, WHQR News.