PFAS found in blood samples of more than 1,000 people in Cape Fear River Basin

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Depending on levels of exposure, PFAS have been linked to multiple health problems, including thyroid and liver disorders, reproductive and fetal development problems, high cholesterol, a suppressed immune system, and kidney and testicular cancers. In 2020-2021, the GenX Exposure Study team collected blood samples from 1,020 people in three communities throughout the Cape Fear River Basin and tested the blood for 44 types of PFAS. Four of them were found in nearly every person sampled.

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