NC State to Research GenX and Other PFAS

Speaking of sound scientific research on environmental questions: NC State University (NCSU) will soon have a new research center to study PFAS’ effects on the environment and human health.

NCSU researchers have received a five-year, $7.4 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study PFAS, a class of artificial toxins which have been found in the Cape Fear River and other locations in North Carolina. They’ve been nicknamed “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down easily in the environment or in our bodies.

The results of this research should help to inform improved regulations and techniques for addressing this threat to safe drinking water.

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