What if I want more information about the 1,4-dioxane plume?

Since 2006, Washtenaw County Public Health has participated in a community group called the Coalition for Action on Remediation of Dioxane (CARD). CARD is a partnership of local governments and citizens that develops strategies to address the groundwater contamination from the 1,4-dioxane plume. The group meets monthly, and meetings are open to the public. In addition, there is an email listserv you can join to stay updated. If you have additional questions or concerns about 1,4-dioxane, please contact:

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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?