New York moves to regulate 1,4-dioxane a 'likely human carcinogen' in drinking water

New York moves to regulate 1,4-dioxane a 'likely human carcinogen' in drinking water

New York state is proposing the country’s first firm limit on 1,4-dioxane in heavy concentrations in some Long Island, New York communities.

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New York state is proposing the country’s first firm limit on a chemical found in drinking water in heavy concentrations in some Long Island, New York communities. 1,4-dioxane has been labeled a “likely human carcinogen” by the EPA, but is not currently regulated in drinking water at the federal level.

Hari Sreenivasan reports in this follow-up to the 2017 story.

 

 

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