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Toxicity Study of Chemours’ GenX Expected by Year’s End, EPA Says

April 3, 2019, 9:43 PM

The EPA plans to complete a study by the end of 2019 assessing the toxicity of GenX, a contaminant that has been found in some of North Carolina’s waterways, an agency official said April 3.

And the agency has started laying the groundwork for developing water quality criteria to protect human health and aquatic life from perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), Deborah Nagle, director of EPA’s Office of Science and Technology within the Office of Water, told a gathering of drinking water and wastewater officials.

PFOA and PFOS are part of a family of toxic...

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