NC State holding events in Wilmington to gather participants for GenX study

Two events are scheduled for Wilmington in September for people to take part in the study.
Published: Sep. 7, 2023 at 4:37 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 25, 2023 at 3:57 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - North Carolina State University has been researching the impacts of GenX, a so-called forever chemical, for years.

Now, they’re expanding the research to get more of the community involved.

You can watch an interview with Dr. Jane Hoppin with NC State and Anthony Thomas with the Mt. Calvary Center in the video at the top of this story.

Participants will be asked to provide blood and urine samples, complete a questionnaire, have their height, weight and body composition measured by bioimpedance, and agree to be contacted again over time.

An events was scheduled in Wilmington during September for Black and Hispanic participants:

  • New Hanover County Health Department at 1650 Greenfield Street
    • Saturday, Sept. 9, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Sunday, Sept. 10, open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Events were previously scheduled for Sept. 29-30 at Cape Fear Community College, but they have since been cancelled.