What can 1,4-dioxane do to my health?

You can be exposed to 1,4-dioxane by drinking it, breathing it in, or getting it on your skin. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s National Toxicology Program have linked drinking and breathing in 1,4-dioxane to the development of cancer based on studies on animals. Being exposed to levels of 1,4-dioxane over a long time is also linked to kidney and liver damage in laboratory tests in rodents. Limited information is available on potential risks to humans from 1,4-dioxane exposure.

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1. What is 1,4-dioxane?
2. What can 1,4-dioxane do to my health?
3. How do I know if 1,4-dioxane is in my drinking water?
4. 1,4-dioxane has been detected in my well. What does the level mean?
5. Which wells are tested?
6. What if I want to test my water?
7. Is the a filter I can put on my faucet to remove 1,4-dioxane?
8. Can I use my well water for drinking?
9. Can I use my well water for bathing, washing hands, or laundry?
10. Should I be concerned about breastfeeding my child if I drink water with 1,4-dioxane?
11. Water comes into my basement. Do I need to worry about 1,4-dioxane in the water?
12. Can I use well water in my humidifier?
13. What if I want more information about the 1,4-dioxane plume?