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PFAS

alligator

Oct 20, 2022

Alligators Exposed to PFAS Show Autoimmune Effects

Some alligators in the Cape Fear river have elevated PFAS blood levels and unhealed or infected lesions. 

NC State Professor Jane Hoppin

Feb 25, 2022

NC State’s Jane Hoppin Wins Holshouser Award

For her work examining the impact of environmental exposures on human health, Hoppin is one of two UNC System employees to be honored. 

Pine needles

Feb 21, 2022

Pine Needles Tell the Story of PFAS in North Carolina

Researchers used pine needles to trace the 50-year history of PFAS in central and eastern North Carolina. 

Cathrine Hoyo delivers a talk at the 2020 CHHE Symposium.

Sep 28, 2021

Researchers Receive $17M Grant to Explore Links Between Contaminants and Liver Cancer

NC State is the lead institution on a major study that will explore a potential link between environmental contaminants and liver cancer. 

Alumni Gateway near sunset.

Jul 22, 2020

Study: Novel PFAS Comprise 24% of Those Measured in Blood of Wilmington, N.C. Residents

Novel PFAS are 24% of total PFAS detected in blood of Wilmington residents. 

Alumni Gateway near sunset.

Jun 5, 2020

PFAS Present Throughout the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Food Chain

PFAS is in every step of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River food chain, researchers find. 

faucet with running water

Mar 4, 2020

NC State Receives $7.4 Million From NIEHS to Study PFAS Toxicity, Bioaccumulation and Remediation

NIEHS-funded center at NC State to study environmental, human health effects of PFAS. 

view of university gateway sign from ground up.

Feb 7, 2020

High Levels of PFAS Affect Immune, Liver Functions in Cape Fear River Striped Bass

Researchers have found elevated levels of 11 per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in the blood of Cape Fear River striped bass.