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North Carolina

States Leading The Way

With key leadership from the North Carolina Conservation Network and Clean Cape Fear, the state has adopted a range of policies and initiatives aimed at protecting public health and the environment. North Carolina is home to a number of leading experts and researchers working to study toxic chemicals such as PFAS in water and air and their impacts on human health. However, the state faces many toxic threats including significant PFAS contamination. Many communities, including those in the Cape Fear Basin and Wilmington, have been disproportionately exposed to PFAS in their drinking water. With ongoing research, dedicated leadership, and collaborative efforts, North Carolina is poised to overcome these challenges.

North Carolina Advocates in the National REI Campaign

Advocates in North Carolina participated in the national campaign urging REI to ban PFAS “forever chemicals” from their products. In early 2023, following a nationwide campaign and state regulatory actions, REI announced it would PFAS in its textile products and cookware.

Student Advocates at North Carolina State University

Student advocates gathered at universities across the state, such as North Carolina State University shown here, to collect petition signatures urging the Governor to implement decisive, statewide measures against PFAS.

Polluted Polly Visits North Carolina

In 2022, Polluted Polly visited advocates in North Carolina to urge retailers like Burger King and policymakers to ban PFAS in food packaging.

Legislative Overview: North Carolina

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Leading Allies in North Carolina