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Volunteers sought to help with GenX exposure study


Researchers measuring GenX and other PFAS exposure in people living in the Cape Fear River Basin are seeking volunteers to help at three patient clinics this fall.

The North Carolina State University GenX Exposure Study is researching the human heath effects of fluorinate chemical releases into the river and monitoring residents in households impacted by water contamination, according to a news release.

Volunteers will receive mandatory virtual training and work with the N.C. State study team escorting patients through the clinic, administering consent forms, sample labeling  and supporting administrative tasks, the release said.

Volunteers must be 18 or older; well-organized; able to handle multiple tasks at once; respectful and patient; confidential; and able to walk or stand for long periods of time, the release said.

Those interested in volunteering should ensure their availability to help on the following dates and times:

  • 2-6 p.m. Oct. 13.
  • 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Oct. 14.
  •  8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 15.

To sign up and schedule individual training, email Wayne Rider at wayne@sustainablesandhills.org .

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