We Are Currently Investigating Certain Cancers Associated With GenX Exposures In North Carolina
The Law Offices of Thomas J. Lamb in Wilmington, North Carolina has many years of experience representing people who have been injured by chemical exposures and toxic substances, or the families of those who have died. At the present time there are various uncertainties surrounding these possible cancer cases due to GenX in drinking water:
- Does exposure to GenX in drinking water cause cancer?
- How much exposure to GenX is needed to cause cancer?
- How long after one is exposed to GenX could a cancer develop?
- What specific types of cancer might GenX cause in humans?
Given the current situation, please understand that we are only investigating cases where a person was diagnosed in or after 2010 with one of the following cancers:
- Kidney cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
In addition, during the period of time starting in 2009 up until the date of their cancer diagnosis, the person must have lived in Southeastern North Carolina (from Fayetteville to the coast) for at least one (1) year.
We encourage you to submit a GenX Cancer Case Review – it is free, confidential, and there is no obligation. Or, if you prefer, call our toll-free number, (800) 426-9535, to speak directly to attorney Tom Lamb about a possible GenX cancer case. Either way, you will get Mr. Lamb’s impressions — not an intake person, a paralegal, nor some other lawyer — about your case based on his many years of experience.
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Most Recent Article
It has just been discovered, through researchers at N.C. State University, that GenX levels in the Cape Fear river were actually much higher than what was thought. In addition, several chemicals in the PFAS class were found at extreme numbers, whose affect on human health is completely unknown. As we have discussed before, GenX is a byproduct of these PFAS chemicals.
Retesting Chemical Levels
A recent article from The News & Observer, “NC State-led study shows Cape Fear River had ‘incredibly high’ levels of chemicals”, reports that at N.C. State University, environmental engineer Detlef Knappe made this new discovery when retesting water samples from the Cape Fear River from 2014 and 2015. New technology made it possible to detect concentrations of specific compounds that were not identifiable before, such as 10 new per- and polyfluoroalkyl ether acids.
The first sample was from the Huske Dam in 2014, which is close to where Chemours dumped waste. The new testing showed PFAS levels to be about 990,000 ppt. The second sample was from the Lock and Dam No.1, which is about 70 miles from Chemours and where much of Wilmington gets their drinking water from. The new testing showed PFAS levels there to be about 130,000 ppt. The recent WECT article, “Total PFAS concentration in Cape Fear River before 2017 nearly 1,000 times more than “health goal” level of GenX, study shows” , informs that state regulators set a “health goal” for the levels of these chemicals described as, “the concentration at which no adverse non cancer health effects would be anticipated in the most sensitive population over an entire lifetime of exposure.” For GenX levels, the “health goal” is 140 ppt.[Read More]
- GenX Levels in Water: Is the Cape Fear River Region Still at Risk?
- UNCW Researchers Identify GenX in Rainwater and Sediment from the Cape Fear River
- Is the NC Senate’s GenX Bill Sufficient to Address GenX Contamination?
- Judge Consolidates Five Existing GenX Contamination Lawsuits
- New Hanover County Residents Tested for GenX Exposure in New Study
- Chemours Ordered to Capture Additional GenX Wastewater by DEQ
- DuPont and Chemours Sued by CFPUA for Environmental Law Violations
- Chemours Claims Unfair Treatment by DEQ
- High Levels of GenX Found in Groundwater at Fayetteville Works Plant
- Recent GenX Regulatory Action: August 2017