BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Recent tests of Brunswick County water show levels of an unregulated chemical at 10 times the EPA's health advisory level, H2GO announced Wednesday.
According to a release from H2GO, a 24-hour composite sample of finished water supplied by Brunswick County and collected on Oct. 18 showed a result for 1,4-dioxane at 3.91 parts per billion.
The EPA has characterized 1,4-dioxane as "likely to be carcinogenic to humans" and has established a drinking water health advisory at a concentration of 0.35 ppb.
Other results received by H2GO reveal "Gen X levels at 59.7 parts per trillion (ppt) and a total toxic mixture of fluoridated compounds at 618.05 ppt; including an unknown compound, PFMOBA, at levels of over 270 ppt."
NC Health And Human Services has established a health goal for GenX at 140 ppt.
H2GO buys its finished water wholesale from Brunswick County, which released the following statement concerning the H2GO results: