PFOS/PFOA Updates

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Weekly Sampling Results

What is PFOS/PFOA

Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (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
  • Non-stick cookware
  • 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

NC Department of Health and Human Services Presentation

US EPA PFAS Action Plan

EPA Health Advisories

State Health Related Resources

ATSDR- Perfluoroakyls

Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and Your Health

City-Related Information

Greensboro Continues to Move Forward with Plans to Remove PFOS and PFOA

City Council August 6 Water Quality and Water Testing Presentation

Monthly Water Quality Reports

2018 Annual Drinking Water Report

Other Related Information

Community Meeting 12-4-18 Presentation

PFAS Community Engagement Panel Presentation

City News Releases

Archived:

City's PFOS/PFOA Response Measures

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

Water Quality Update Executive Summary 2018