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December 02, 2020
waterloop #65: Heather Stapleton and Lee Ferguson on Studying PFAS Exposure in North Carolina

- - Heather Stapleton is a professor and Lee Ferguson is an associate professor at Duke University. In this episode Heather and Lee discuss how discovery of GenX in North Carolina’s Cape Fear River sparked testing for PFAS in waterways across th...


Heather Stapleton is a professor and Lee Ferguson is an associate professor at Duke University.

In this episode Heather and Lee discuss how discovery of GenX in North Carolina’s Cape Fear River sparked testing for PFAS in waterways across the state, which found elevated levels of the forever chemicals in the Haw River. They explain how an exposure study is examining PFAS in drinking water, resident’s blood levels, and effects on birth outcomes. Heather and Lee also talk about developing policy recommendations for managing PFAS.

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