NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – On a conference call with state regulators this morning, local public health officials raised several questions regarding the health risks of GenX that were not answered by the state in Friday’s release of information. NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provided health officials with responses to these questions this afternoon.
Specifically, DHHS clarified that they do not recommend that the general population or specific groups stop using the municipal water. This is based upon the following:
A full list of the state’s answers can be viewed here. This information is important for New Hanover County residents to consider. The Health Department encourages residents to consult their personal physicians related to their individual health questions.
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