Duke PFAS Exposure Study for Pittsboro and the Haw River
Watch the recording of the Oct 24 Presentation ONLINE The median levels of several PFAS chemicals (used in manufacturing for water, stain, grease and fire resistance coatings) were higher in the blood of Pittsboro residents than in the blood of Wilmington residents, who have also long been exposed to PFAS. These chemicals along with 1,4-dioxane have known health impacts. They are found in high levels in the Haw River (Pittsboro’s water supply), coming from wastewater from upriver cities, especially Burlington.
Haw River Assembly’s legal pressure on Burlington to work to find and (ultimately remove) the industrial sources of these chemicals has now resulted in an agremment with the city. Watch Haw Riverkeeper’s Update on this litigation: