‘Forever chemicals’ found in central North Carolina, study finds

WRAL – A national study found PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” in the parts of central North Carolina. Of the 11 sites tested in the state, it found the presence of forever chemicals at four of them – including downtown Cary and along the Orange-Alamance county line near Saxapahaw.

Katy May (CEC) is director of community engagement for the Center for Environmental and Health Effects of PFAS. “The more we learn about them, the more we realize they’re everywhere in our environment,” May said. “They’re in our drinking water, in our soil, in the air, and then they end up in our bodies.” The Center for Environmental and Health Effects of PFAS looks at different ways PFAS get into the environment, health impacts and way to remediate PFAs. May said she’s been researching the topic since about 2017. Click HERE for more information.