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PFAS in NC Waters Virtual Forum Oct. 22

This graphic shows sources of PFAS in drinking water. Illustration: PFAST Network

Join the North Carolina Coastal Federation and partners for a free, online forum “Emerging Contaminants in North Carolina Waters,” at 10 a.m. Oct. 22.

The forum on research and the effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, chemicals in drinking water and environment can be viewed from any computer via Zoom. Participants need to register online before the forum.

The forum will include presentations from PFAS Testing Network researchers on a two-year study about the environmental and health effects of PFAS and the extent to which these compounds have infiltrated state waterways as well as presenters from the state Department of Environmental Quality and Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.

The PFAS Testing Network is a collaboration of researchers from universities across the state. Their research surrounding this environmental and health crisis will help to inform the public, regulatory agencies and policymakers involved in this issue, according to the federation.

Reserve your spot for this free, online forum using the link below to hear key research findings from the following:

To learn more about the federation’s work on emerging contaminants, sign up for email alerts, or view a recording of last year’s forum, visit

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