For many people, summertime means outdoor time enjoying beaches, lakes, mountains and parks. Whether you’re swimming, hiking, fishing or just drinking water, researchers from across NC State are working with everyone from government agencies to high school students to make your air and water cleaner and safer. Learn about just a few of these projects.

Something in the Water

Since the industrial chemical GenX was detected in Wilmington’s water supply last year, local residents, public officials and many others have wondered and worried what effect it could have on those who were exposed to it. Jane Hoppin is taking action to find out.

Hoppin, associate professor of biological sciences, member of the Environmental Health Science faculty cluster and deputy director of NC State’s Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE), is conducting a study to understand how Wilmington residents have been exposed to GenX.

Read More


Originally published August 2, 2018. Written by Christy Sadler.