Public Health

  • Five Research Teams Seek Answers on PFAS

    Scientists from seven North Carolina universities who make up the PFAST Network Research Initiative are working in teams to study per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and their effects on human health and the environment.

  • Samples Suggest Unreported Coal Ash Spills

    Contamination levels from coal ash in Lake Sutton’s sediment indicate a long-term process of unreported, unmonitored spills, according to findings of a Duke University study announced Monday.

  • Creative Caregivers Lend Help After Storms

    People in Wilmington and other coastal North Carolina communities are coping with lingering effects of recent hurricanes, with assists from community groups and visiting professionals.

  • Forum to Spotlight PFAS Scientists, Research

    Scientists monitoring pollutants known as per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances will be on hand to answer questions about the environmental and health risks during a free forum in May.

  • New Signs Warn of Lake’s Troubled Waters

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service posted new signs this week at Lake Mattamuskeet to warn the public about the harmful algal blooms, another problem associated with the lake’s deteriorating water quality.

  • Riverkeeper, SELC Defend GenX Agreement

    The Cape Fear Riverkeeper and a Southern Environmental Law Center attorney explained Wednesday in Wilmington their reasons for joining a controversial consent order that would give a nonprofit enforcement power over Chemours.

  • Blood Tests Show 4 PFAS, But No GenX

    The results of blood samples from a health study of Wilmington public water customers revealed four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, but no GenX was detected.

  • Studying Bacteria In Florence’s Wake

    North Carolina scientists are gathering data in the wake of Florence in hopes they can get a better count of cases of a serious bacterial infection associated with flooding.