Detlef Knappe

Detlef Knappe

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

For more than a year, Laura Petersen has waited for the message to arrive. “I’m so nervous to open that letter,” she said ...
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New research confirms presence of toxic “forever chemicals” in scores of NC water supplies

GenX study shows contamination in 80% of wells tested; mice studies show liver damage from Nafion Byproduct 2 Raw water supplies for at least 169 public utilities in North Carolina contained some level of toxic PFAS, underscoring the call by scientists to regulate the 5,000-plus perfluorinated compounds as a class and and amplifying new science showing their detrimental health effects on humans.

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