Residents in Pender and New Hanover counties eligible to take part in GenX exposure study

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LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Residents in two southeastern North Carolina counties have the opportunity to take part in a GenX Exposure Study.

The purpose of the study is to learn more about per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and how they will impact human health.

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On the weekends of September 24-26 and October 15-17, NC State University will be enrolling people ages 6 and older for the exposure study. This is for residents in New Hanover and Pender counties.

Participants will have to complete a questionnaire, provide a urine sample and agree to be contacted over time. For your time and consideration, you will receive $20 cash. Click here for more details.