GenX in food? High levels of contamination found in farmer’s honey

WWAY was there during the public forum that was held at the Warwick Center.
The board took questions about GenX from people in the community.
“We’re trying to be very mindful to call our health goal a provisional health goal,” NC DHHS Health Director Elizabeth Tilson said.
This is really an emerging area.
And the more we learn and the more we work with experts example like the Science Advisory Board the more health information we can bring in.
The farmer lives near Chemours and wanted to get his honey tested results showed GenX levels at 2,000 parts per trillion.
Experts are now evaluating the way the honey was tested.
“However, you have to remember that a lot of the lab centers are set up for water so how that is in terms of testing honey it’s a very different substance,” Tilson said.
“Not sure at all if those lab standards are relevate for honey versus water.” Tilson says the honey was stored in a container that may have GenX in it as well prompting a higher level.
And we hope that he sends the same signals in terms of concern for the health of people in North Carolina.” The board’s next meeting is set for January 29.

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