What Is GenX?
GenX is a man-made contaminant that is part of a broad category of harmful chemicals called PFAS. PFAS are known to cause various types of cancers, increase the risk of miscarriage, hormonal disruptions, and other several other negative health effects. GenX, and other PFAS contaminants have been detected in the Cape Fear River at levels higher than almost anywhere else in the country. Your water provider, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) draws water from the Cape Fear River before treatment and distribution. Even after water has been treated for distribution, GenX and other PFAS are still detected at levels known to cause adverse health effects.