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Old 06-16-2017, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Leland, NC
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There had been a lot of news lately about some chemical called genX in the water. Is this something we should be concerned about?
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Old 06-16-2017, 02:16 PM
 
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yes there is serious debate water served from the cape fear is safe to drink and for the young and elderly it's more debatable.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:21 AM
 
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There had been a lot of news lately about some chemical called genX in the water. Is this something we should be concerned about?
No one can answer that question for you, nor should you allow them to. You need to do your own research and answer it yourself.

I have found this information:

"... as part of the European chemical registration, a 2-year chronic toxicity and cancer study with rats was performed. They reported a Derived No Effect Level (DNEL) of 0.01 mg/kg bw/day. Based on U.S. risk assessment calculations, this corresponds to a concentration in drinking water of 70,909 ng/L of GenX- more than 100 times greater than the mean value of 631 ng/L detected in the Cape Fear River. Based upon these data, the GenX levels detected in 2013-2014 would be expected to pose a low risk to human health.""

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Old 06-23-2017, 03:31 AM
 
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What is Gen-x ?
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:11 AM
 
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What is Gen-x ?
Its a chemical (or compound) used in the manufacture of Teflon and stain resistant coatings.

TOXIC TAP WATER FAQs: June 22 Update - News - Wilmington Star News - Wilmington, NC
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Leland, NC
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From 'the progressive pulse'
Gen X in the family of PFOA chemicals (perfluoroctanoic acids), a byproduct of manufacturing Teflon. PFOAs are widespread in the environment; they’re even present in house dust. Despite their ubiquitousness, GenX is classified as an “emerging contaminant” by the EPA. Emerging contaminants have not been independently tested for safety or toxicity; nor are they regulated. Its effects on human health are unknown. GenX is biopersistent, meaning it remains in the body, in this case, for an estimated one to three years.

From 'port city daily'. 21-June
WILMINGTON — In a press release to its investors, The Chemours Company announced it would immediately halt the release of GenX into the Cape Fear River.

The release denied that GenX was harmful. Nevertheless, it said abatement efforts would begin as soon as possible, on Wednesday, June 21.
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