Visit these sites to learn more about PFAS
PFAS Exchange: An online resource center about PFAS contaminants in drinking water—helping communities understand their exposures and take action to protect their health.
NC PFAS Testing Network: The North Carolina Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Testing (PFAST) Network is a statewide research collaboration to test for current levels of PFAS chemicals in drinking water and air samples across the state.
- Data collected from the PFAST Network: PFAS level Water Reports for all NC towns and cities
NIEHS: National Institute of Environmental Health Services is a reliable source for information about various environmental health topics.
US EPA: https://www.epa.gov/pfas
Agency for Substances & Disease Registry: Toxic Substances Portal FAQs
NC Department of Health and Human Services: North Carolina specific facts and info about PFAS statewide.
NC Department of Environmental Quality: A list of North Carolina PFAS Resources
Safer States: Safer States is at the forefront of a state-driven national movement to combat exposures to PFAS chemicals.
Duke Superfund Research Center: The Superfund Research Center at Duke University focuses on early, low-dose exposures to environmental contaminants and their developmental impacts, changes usually only evident later in life.
EWG’s Water Filter Guide: The Environmental Working Group has put together an easy guide to help you find the best water filter for your needs, whether you want the least expensive, most effective, a filter to soften hard water, or one to remove specific contaminants.
Recording of virtual Town Hall meeting presenting research study results 10/24/2020: Dr. Heather Stapleton presented study results and data from her research team’s study of Pittsboro drinking water and PFAS exposure in the community.
Medical Guidance Regarding PFAS
In July 2022 the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published a report calling for expanded PFAS testing for people with history of elevated exposure and offers advice for clinical treatment. You can read the full report here: NASEM PFAS Report.
Our research team and the GenX research group at NC State have also put together this fact sheet to help understand this medical guidance.
Publications that review impacts of PFAS on North Carolina residents:
- Measurement of Novel, Drinking Water-Associated PFAS in Blood from Adults and Children in Wilmington, North Carolina
- Effects of Perfluorinated Chemicals on Thyroid Function, Markers of Ovarian Reserve, and Natural Fertility
- Per- and polyfluproalkyl substances (PFAS) in river discharge: Modeling loads upstream and downstream of a PFAS manufacturing plant in the Cape Fear watershed, North Carolina
PFAS Fact Sheets
(click to download a PDF)