PFOS/PFOA Updates

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Weekly Sampling Results

What is PFOS/PFOA

PFOS and PFOA belong to a family of manmade chemicals used for more than 50 years to make products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease, and water. Perfluorinated compounds like PFOS and PFOA are extremely stable and do not breakdown in the environment.

 Common uses for per- and polyfuoroakyl substances (PFAS) include:

  • Coatings on some food packaging, especially microwave popcorn bags and fast food wrappers
  • Components of fire-fighting foam
  • Many industrial applications.

Customers can contact the department’s water quality laboratory at 336-373-7527 with any questions or concerns.

Health-Related Information

New: NC Department of Health and Human Services Presentation

US EPA PFAS Community Engagement Meeting

EPA Health Advisories

State Health Related Resources

City-Related Information

City's PFOS/PFOA Response Measures

City Council August 6 Water Quality and Water Testing Presentation

Mitchell Influence Map

Monthly Water Quality Reports

2017 Annual Drinking Water Report

Other Related Information

New: Community Meeting 12-4-18

PFAS Community Engagement Panel Presentation

City News Releases

City Initiates Weekly Sampling to Optimize Response to Elevated Levels of PFOS/PFOA

Precautionary Measures Being Taken as Greensboro Investigates Elevated Levels of PFOS/PFOA